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Your Job Does Not Define You

Another day another dollar is a common phrase in the business world. However, there are two things that get missed in this phrase. First, behind every day is a Creator. Second, behind every dollar is someone doing the work. Each day is a gift. If you are on the wake up list, that means God has a plan for you. In life there are many sorrows and joys. We see in the book of Genesis, after the first sin, God telling Adam and Eve "by the sweat of your brow you shall eat bread" Even though it was not how God intended it, He can bring good out of your labor. Your work can become sanctified if directed back to God.

Your Work Is Not Your Life

At the end of the day, your work is not your life. Your work is a part of your life, but not the entire source of your identity. What do I mean by this? Your occupation does not define you. It's what you do, but it's not who you are. Strip away your job title and what's left? You. Your identity is not something that can be taken away. It's ingrained in the very fiber of your being. An identity which existed long before you joined the working class, and will continue to exist long after you retire. So where does your identity come from? First and foremost you are a child of God. Look to the one who made you; who formed you in your mother's womb. You are a son or daughter of Christ. Being a son or daughter of Christ is a perpetual part of your soul. It can't be taken away. As a child of God, you have intrinsic value and worth.

Each Creation Has A Creator

Every creation has a creator. It's impossible to have something out of nothing, unless there was a prime mover to begin with. Consider this question, who knows a creature better than the one who created it? A car is a very complex mechanism to someone who is not familiar with cars. But the person who made the car knows it inside and out. They know how the car was built, how fast it can go, and what the best kind of maintenance is for it. After all, they made it. Why would it be any different when it comes to the God who made you? Just like the car maker knows the car, He knows you best. Everything can be directed back to the source it came from. What is made by the Creator, belongs to the Creator. You were created by God. Fearfully and wonderfully made in His image. As such, ultimately you belong to Him.

Final Thoughts

This reminds me of a speech Chris Pratt [the actor] gave when he said "God is real. God loves you. God wants what is best for you. Believe that, I do."The point I want to drive home is you are a beloved child of God. No one can take that away from you. You job is what you do, but it's not who you are. Who you are is someone far more wonderful.

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