Then God blessed them and said, “Be fruitful and multiply. Fill the earth and govern it. Reign over the fish in the sea, the birds in the sky, and all the animals that scurry along the ground.” (Genesis 1:28, NLT)


Perhaps you feel that your work is just motions, without connection or satisfaction. As human beings, we naturally want to see meaning and value in everything we do. We’ve been designed to think that way, for God created us to work in partnership with Him (Genesis 1:28). God made us with abilities that show, in a small way, his own vast abilities.

We need to check the motives behind our thoughts and actions. Just like the rest of the world, our workplaces are fallen, afflicted by sin. No situation lacks hope, however. God enjoys bringing good out of difficult situations. This is a statement of God’s power, and a major truth. “Our God is an awesome God” (Deuteronomy 7:21).

Understand that God is present in every work situation. His call to us as workers and leaders means that “we” put purpose into the work. It’s not up to “work” to put purpose into us.

Difficult situations help us learn about God’s ways and His intentions for our lives. Your work uses an ability of yours. In some way, it benefits other people, so make sure you understand how, especially if you never see the results. Give yourself permission to get “stand-back-and-enjoy” satisfaction from something as straightforward as tidying a store shelf, or as complex as closing a major deal.

When you invite Jesus into your life, pointlessness or monotony become a spiritual training ground for whatever He wants to teach you. Let Him be the Lord. You’ll both win!


Enjoy your day, “Working for Christ”!

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6 Comments on “YOUR WORK HAS A PURPOSE!”

  1. Hey Dave, Great Post!!!! Hope you are doing well? Take Care and God Bless 🙂 Kenny T


    • I’m feeling pretty good, Kenny. Had some problems last week (bladder spasms), but everything seems to be getting back to normal (whatever that is) again. Thanks for asking. Have a great week! 🙂 Dave


  2. Anonymous Says:

    Thank you, Dave! I am still aboard my ship and looking at it the way you just described 🙂 Now..perseverance! Blessings to you! Ann


  3. Dayo Adewoye Says:

    Thanks for sharing.


  4. Dayo Adewoye Says:

    Reblogged this on The Christian Mind and commented:
    Work can seem boring and meaningless at times. But it is wise to stand back and reflect from time to time on the inherent purposefulness of earthly work.


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