What’s a Job, Anyway?

If someone asked you what a job is, what would you say? Would you say it’s what I do to put food on the table, pay my bills and provide for my family? Most people would agree with you. But God’s definition of a job looks really different. A job, by God’s definition, is a way for you to help someone.

Remember that the person who plants few seeds will have a small crop; the one who plants many seeds will have a large crop.

─ 2 Corinthians 9:6 GNT

Biblically, God wants to be the source, the provider for all that you need. And within Heaven’s economy, you sow a seed so that God can multiply it and give you a harvest on that seed. All God needs from you is your faith and your obedience. 

Look to help others in the work you do each day.

You have a job because someone needs something. The organization needs you to solve a problem. Whatever you do for the company, you’re providing an answer to the problem. For example –

  • If you work at a daycare – someone needs you to take care of their children.
  • If you work at a restaurant as a server, someone needs you to deliver their food.
  • If you’re a cattle rancher, someone needs you to raise the beef so that others can eventually eat it.

Your job is to help people. Your “work” is no less spiritual than that of a pastor, missionary or person who operates a ministry. God gave you your job to be a blessing to others to bring glory and honor to Him.

Today’s One Thing

What seeds are you sowing today? Are you looking to bless others by the work you do each day? Ask the Holy Spirit to help you look for ways to be a blessing to your employer and your coworkers. As you give into their lives, watch God multiply that seed and bring blessings back to you. 

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