The Adventure of Careers
Starting a new job can be an adventure for sure. Looking back on the jobs I’ve had, I see that I’ve taught children, I’ve worked with people as a cashier, I’ve worked with numbers in a bank. And I’ve had different adventures being a writer. Publishing books, having my poetry in stores. I’m sure each of you have also had many different experiences with the jobs you’ve held.
God teaches us in our jobs, that although we might be making money, but ultimately God is the one who provides. In fact, he provides our very jobs.
Philippians 4:19 reminds us that God supplies all our needs. Sometimes we have to lean on God because our jobs are difficult. As a teacher of little ones, I wanted them to know Jesus. So God would give me the words to say and help me to walk before them so they wanted to know my Savior.
There are people who have had dangerous jobs, such as being police officers. They have to depend on God for their safety. They never know what their day will be like as they don their uniforms and head out the door.
Teachers get to mold young lives, to teach and train little ones who are so vulnerable. And part of the adventure is helping them to understand how big the world is, and how they will fit inside of it.
Part of God’s grace is letting us know him better, and giving us opportunities for others to know him, no matter what occupation we hold. And what could be a better adventure than that?
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