DAY 4: FIELD
You have been rocking the last 3 days of the #OolaForChristians Challenge. Keep up the great work! As you continue through this challenge, it’s important to remind yourself that where you are in life is just where you are, not who you are. You are designed by God for greatness and a purpose. Now, let’s jump right into today’s challenge.
Day 4 - Today’s challenge focuses on the 4th F of Oola: Field (aka your job/career). Stay-at-home parents and students, this includes you.
We discussed the first day of the challenge that as long as you have breathe you have a purpose. In the Field chapter of the Oola for Christians book, there is a segment that says: 70% of people can’t stand their job. What could be worse? Investing 8-10 hours a day in a job you don’t like, then bringing that misery home and creating a toxic life outside of the office, too. Dissatisfaction with your current work might be God’s way of nudging you to look for something more meaningful.
Caution: Please do not quit your job, without this …
Don’t stay endlessly in a job you hate, but only make the leap with a solid plan. Ask yourself what is the purpose that I was designed by God to fulfill in this life? You may not be able to know exactly what your next step for your career path may be, but it is important to identify, “what would get me out of bed in the morning with excitement.” It may be serving your company in a different role, working towards owning your own business or completely changing professions. We get out of bed each morning excited to share Oola with the world. But we all provide different roles in the company based upon our unique skills and individual passions. We share Oola in different ways. We all are different and that is an important truth to finding our purpose without comparison.
So, the challenge for today is two parts. First, if you have a job today, show up and give it your all. Arrive early, stay late, serve others, and be grateful for employment. Work as if you’re working for the Lord and not for a boss or your toddler. Be intentional to steward well the job you currently have.
Second, take time to ask yourself and to pray about what your purpose is and write down what your dream career would look like? Dream big. Don’t google “good paying jobs.” Create a vision for the job you would do for free if money didn’t matter. Then begin building a bridge from where you are today to where you want to be.
“Commit your work to the Lord, and
your plans will be established.”
God, today I put my life in your hands. I know you uniquely created me and put me on this earth for a reason. Please give me the guidance to live and fulfill the purpose you created me for. Help set my heart on fire for serving you and serving others well. Please give me the courage to step out and be who you have created me to be.