How can I find satisfaction in my work?
You go to work on Monday and can’t wait for Friday. You live for the weekends. All the boss cares about is using you to make money for the corporate office. You are convinced that the CEO is leaning back in his chair watching the money come in. Why is he getting the major portion of the “pie” while you are living paycheck to paycheck?
What does God say about your work and your attitude? Non-Christians watch the lives of Christians. Do you complain and grip or do you have a desire to help where needed. They want to know if your relationship with Christ is real or phony.
Make it your ambition to lead a quiet life, to mind your own business and to work with your hands, just as we told you, so that your daily life may win the respect of outsiders and so that you will not be dependent on anybody.
1 Thessalonians 4:11-12
God wants us to provide for our family.
If anyone does not provide for his relatives and especially for his immediate family, he has denied the faith and is worse than an unbeliever.
1 Timothy 5:8
God also wants us to work so that we can share with others.
He who has been stealing must steal no longer, but must work, doing something useful with his own hands, that he may have something to share with those in need.
Change how you think about work, your job and look how God wants to use work to benefit you and your family. Work is what built our western culture. Work is what provides houses, food and the services that we take for granted. From God’s perspective work provides opportunity to show Christ’s love, take care of the monetary needs of our families and a way to help the poor and other ministries.