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1016th -- Enjoying What You Do


We should always be appreciative and thankful for the jobs that we have.
Many times we are tempted to murmur and complain because we either find 
our jobs too difficult or too routine. What we must realize is that when
we do our jobs with excellence, we are preparing ourselves to reach 
greater heights. Whatever our job may be, we should do it with all of our
heart, mind and soul. We should put in every effort to get the best 
results that we possibly can. Whether that means going to work early or 
having to stay late, we should do what is necessary to get the best 
results possible. The work that we do is a direct reflection of who we 
are on the inside. When we put in the extra effort, spend the extra time
and go the extra mile, we are showing that we are faithful and determined
to do our absolute best. When we do our absolute best that is when we 
prepare ourselves for promotion. Giving our all regardless of the job at
hand shows our strong character and our unwavering integrity.

Giving our all should be a plan of action for every job that we are lucky
enough to have. It doesn't matter if you are a stay-at-home parent, a 
secretary, a sanitary worker or a CEO of a company. We should do the jobs
that we are blessed enough to have with joy and excellence. When we take
pride in our work, it will no longer seem like a job, but it will be a part
of who we are on the inside. We are to look at the work that we do and see
it as an extension of ourselves. When we put our whole heart into 
something that we're doing, then the results will come forth that much greater.

If you are finding yourself feeling discouraged because you don't like 
your job, I would encourage you to reevaluate how you see it. Don't look
at it as a means to an end, but see it for what it can be. See your job 
as an extension of yourself. See the job that you do as a responsibility
and not a burden. See the good in the work that you do. See the benefits
that you gain from your work and see the benefits that you offer to others
because of your work. When we see the benefits of our jobs, the blessings
that come from it and the responsibilities that we have in doing it to 
our best ability, we will begin to really appreciate the work that we've 
been doing. 

Sometimes all we need is a little perspective to see how blessed we really 
are. Be encouraged to see all that you have been blessed with and do all 
that you can to continue doing the work that you have been fortunate 
enough to have with excellence.

I hope this message inspires and challenges your heart to have joy in the
work that you do. When you see the blessings that surround you with 
refreshed eyes, you will appreciate them that much more.


Plato said that work should be play. Some airline employees are taking him
seriously. After landing, one flight attendant announced, “Thank you for 
flying Delta Business Express. We hope you enjoyed giving us the business
as much as we enjoyed taking you for a ride.” (I like the honest approach)

As a plane touched down and was slowing to a stop in Washington, a lone 
voice came over the loudspeaker: “Whoa, big fella. WHOA!” (Who says you 
can't have fun with your job?)

One pilot made this weather announcement: “Weather at our destination is 
50 degrees with some broken clouds, but they'll try to have them fixed 
before we arrive.”

“As you exit the plane,” a flight attendant said, “please make sure to 
gather all of your belongings. Anything left behind will be distributed 
evenly among the flight attendants. Please do not leave children or spouses.”

And passengers reported that they heard this from the crew just as they 
began to exit: “Last one off the plane must clean it.”

To enjoy your work more, I think it helps to put some play in what you do.
And if you don't like your work, can you find something to do you enjoy more?

Authors Doug Hall and David Wecker tell the story of Ken Davis, a man who
found a simple way to enjoy his work (Making The Courage Connection). Ken
just couldn't find his occupational niche. He worked at a variety of jobs
and disliked them all. While Ken was working as a door salesman, he 
noticed that at least half of his customers had malfunctioning doorbells.
And suddenly, Ken's life career became clear. He opened his own doorbell 
repair service.

Ken's wife laughed when she first heard his idea. When she realized he was
serious, she cried. Whoever heard of making a living repairing doorbells?
But Ken is making a comfortable living at his unique job, and he's happier
than he's ever been. Ken didn't enjoy what he was doing, so he is now 
doing what he enjoys.

“The biggest mistake that you can make is to believe that you are working
for somebody else,” Earl Nightingale asserts. “Job security is gone. The 
driving force of a career must come from the individual. Remember, jobs 
are owned by the company; you own your career!”

It's true that, no matter where you work, you actually work for yourself.
After all, it's your life. And with a little creativity and imagination, 
maybe your work can seem less like drudgery and more like play. Wouldn't 
you really rather have it that way?

By Steve Goodier

Read and meditate on these scriptures:

Philippians 2:13-15 “For it is God which worketh in you both to will and to
do of His good pleasure. Do all things without murmurings and disputings: 
That ye may be blameless and harmless, the sons of God, without rebuke, in
the midst of a crooked and perverse nation, among whom ye shine as lights 
in the world.”

Colossians 3:16-17 “Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all 
wisdom; teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and 
spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord. And
whatsoever ye do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus,
giving thanks to God and the Father by Him.”

Hebrews 12:1-3 “Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great
a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth
so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set 
before us, Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for
the Joy that was set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and
is set down at the right hand of the throne of God. For consider Him that 
endured such contradiction of sinners against Himself, lest ye be wearied 
and faint in your minds.”

Philippians 4:8-9 “Finally brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever
things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, 
whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if 
there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things. 
Those things, which ye have both learned, and received, and heard, and seen
in me, do: and the God of peace shall be with you.”

All of these scriptures can be found in the King James Version Bible.

Today’s Selected Poem: THE ROAD
Click here to read --- http://www.Godswork.org/inpoem83.htm

Today’s Selected Testimony: TAKING A GOOD LOOK
Click here to read --- http://www.Godswork.org/testimony189.htm

In Christ’s Service,

Dwayne Savaya
God’s Work Ministry


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