I’ve been wanting to tackle this subject for a while because I have put so much of my worth in my work. Recent events finally gave me the motivation to pull the trigger on this topic.
Yesterday, a lot of people I know were laid off. I’m so sad for them and for the company. They lost so many valuable people, but unfortunately, this is the corporate way.
Which brings me to the point of this post. I recently read a devotion about finding our worth in our work. I have struggled with this in the past and although I’m not healed, I am working on it. The author spoke of moving to a new town and leaving behind her career/job that had given her “a tremendous sense of importance and influence.” Her established history, reputation and authority had become a comfortable companion. Can you relate to this? I definitely can.
She goes on to say that although there’s nothing wrong with the above, it’s the pride that can become the “stumbling block” or an “idol” to us. When we look for our significance in a job, we can become complacent and struggle to move forward. To move forward in being pruned and molded by Our Creator. He has the best plan for us. Our plans will ALWAYS pale in comparison to His bigger purpose for our life and our life is not defined by our work on this earth.
When I lost my 9-5 job in April, I felt like a complete failure. I knew it wasn’t true, but my emotional and prideful sides took over and convinced me that I had failed. I didn’t have worth now that I was out of work. What am I going to do now? God surprised me. He’s still surprising me…