Well Hello Friends!
Today is a very rainy and a very cold Tuesday. Ooh, and I can’t get warm! Granted, I should probably put on a sweater. Anyway, It’s been a weird couple of weeks lately. There has been a change in my life, and I guess you can say it is a weird feeling one! From my past few posts, I’ve shared little bits about random thoughts about my workplace. I’ve been the mama at home doing a little here and there for my blog and youtube. I did share it was going well until Covid that caused me to take a step back and took a deep look at it’s purpose.
Don’t get me wrong… I’m still here blogging and sharing about all things life. That has not ended, but I have made it back into a place of love, rather than hustle. It’s my heaven here on earth and I wanted it to keep simple – from a place of love. It is so odd to think about going back into a workplace that is outside of the home. It’s only odd because I was/am a WAHM for the past ten years. Weird, but exciting! I’m not really going to share where I’ll be working because if you don’t know by now… I am a super private person even though I share really vulnerable stuff. Haha. It’s easy to weigh the two. If something can help another person (you), I’m both feet in. If it has nothing to do with you, the information goes under my comforting and warm blanket visible only to the people close to me.
See, I’m still youtubing!! LOL. Anyway, from that last statement I just made from the start of the previous paragraph, I started thinking about purpose. What is the purpose to work outside of the home? Hmm. Of course income is a part of it(duh!), but it’s also not going to be for “hustle”. I am not about to change my mindset on work. I believe that working for the Lord in all aspects of our lives brings glory to Him. In my weird inner feelings of starting a new job, I was like hmm, why does it have to feel weird? It’s a blessing and I’m looking back now how smoothly it has been going so far… it must be God. I’ve brought myself up to Him with all my thoughts, insecurities, and requests. Whenever I’m just plain out confused, I remind myself and say to God that it is only done if it is in His will.
This could be in His will. How do you bring purpose wherever you go? That same verse just keeps popping up in my mind, before I go to sleep, before I step out of the car, whenever I wake up.
Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters. – Colossians 3:23
How peaceful is that reminder? and how does that simple verse form the start of your day and the end of it? I remember bits and pieces of working with other people at a workplace. It can be good and it can be bad, but at the end of the day – Who do you work for? Is it people or for the Lord? In all my nervousness, I remind myself that God brings me to a place He has called me to. No matter how small it may seem, He has opened a door for me to walk into to bring glory to Him.
Keeping the right attitude and working for the Lord means to always remember that I am a vessel filled with God’s Spirit. God wants me to share that Spirit wherever I go. That is the whole purpose and I have made it my purpose in all aspect of my life.
But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law. – Galatians 5:22-5:23
It can be hard at times and probably because of human nature, sometimes we wouldn’t want to. That’s where faithfulness comes in, to do and see as not how you feel, but because it is right. The fruit of the Spirit is all those things and there are no laws against those things. Is this correct? Of course! There is no law against it. Wow. Just let that sink in a bit. We’ve heard this verse over and over, but what about the last part?
I opened up a bible plan on my app today. I came across this one with the title, “Kingdom Leadership In Your Workplace”. More often we go into a workplace because there’s something in it for us, like income. But working for that alone? How depressing is that and how often that can quickly drain us. The pastor from my church is so funny. He was explaining how money isn’t essential and used an example of how kids don’t make money but is still living just fine. Lol! I mean, duh the money comes from the parents, but THEY don’t make it and still are just fine. It is provided for them.
Likewise, God provides us all that we need so we should not be working for money ALONE. Just like the bible verse say you cannot worship both God and money. It goes back to, “What is my purpose here?” and it’s a question that can be asked by anybody. A person may feel hatred for his or her job, but what is the source of the hatred? Is it because we aren’t getting what we expect? There are problems everywhere, no matter where we go. There are things we don’t like wherever we go. There are literally issues everywhere. Have you not gone from one place and into another, but still have the same problems? If not an exact one, but still a form of it? To focus our mindset and setting up our attitude for the Lord changes everything.
Can it be joy that we share no matter what storm we are in?
I like to remind myself to thank the Lord in all days of my life because there are so much to be thankful for. It’s so important to read daily to feed our spirit so that we know how to outpour from it. May we have an abundance of overflowing love from the Spirit that now ALL we can do IS to share that joy. Imagine yourself so full of that Spirit that all you want to do is pour it into another person. All that joy, love, peace, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control. Oh my gosh, that is just so amazing.
Tomorrow morning, when I step into the workplace for my first day of training. God, May You fill me with the Spirit of all those listed so that all glory can be brought to You. Use me as the working hands of Your will be done. Let it be done here on earth that can bring people up to You for Your kingdom that we await for. I pray also that whoever stumbles upon this post… may You also bless them with the fruit of Your Spirit. Heal them, renew them, and let them be so full of Your goodness. In Jesus’ name. Amen.