I have a gratitude journal app which sends me notifications with prompts for jotting things down.
Today’s topic is about finding meaning in work. It asks:
How does your work help other people?
What unique skills and strengths can you use in your work?
I love the reminder to value our work. It helps me appreciate our uniqueness — that we are individual manifestations of God expressing Him in special and unique ways.
I like to think that we are always employed because EVERY moment God is utilizing us to express His goodness and love. Every moment we are needed and valued. This helps me be motivated and brings inspiration to my work and daily activities.
. . . let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.1
So if you’re looking for employment or simply looking for freshness in your current job, start with an absolute love for God. Loving God, getting really grounded in a deep love for Him/Her, gives us lasting satisfaction and the ability to express Him. Then our work will simply be utilizing the qualities that He has given us such as poise, understanding, compassion, intelligence, joy, and humor to help others.
True prayer is not asking God for love . . . Prayer is the utilization of the love wherewith He loves us.2
In the scientific relation of God to man, we find that whatever blesses one blesses all . . . 3
1 Matthew 5:16 NIV
2 Mary Baker Eddy, No and Yes, p. 39:17-19
3 Mary Baker Eddy, Science and Health, p. 206:16-17