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Day 31 of #100daysoflesshustle

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Have you ever been in an environment where you felt that you weren’t good enough?  Maybe you didn’t have the academic credentials or weren’t part of a sorority or fraternity.  Maybe you are part of a writing group and everyone is published except you and a few others.  Whatever the circumstance there are times when we feel that we don’t quite measure up.

For years I worked at a job where climbing the corporate ladder was encouraged.   And while I didn’t see anything wrong with the pursuit of it, I wasn’t quite interested in the path that was laid before me.  I was more interested in the business aspect of organization.  However, those jobs rarely if ever became available.   As a result, I became unmotivated and complacent.  There was nothing else for me to strive for.    

It took a long time for me to admit to myself that I didn’t want what everyone else wanted.  There was very little satisfaction in doing that aspect of the job. I wanted to know how things were created or put together.  I enjoy seeing the outcome of a project after so many months of work and planning.  This is where I thrive in the creation of things.  Work that others find tedious I most thoroughly enjoy.

That sense of striving for acceptance on the job remains even though I have left the organization and is something I must forgo.  Prayerfully finding work that is rewarding is what I long for.  Today’s devotional shares the following passage and it is worth pondering:

So, I decided there is nothing better than to enjoy food and drink and to find satisfaction in work. Then I realized that these pleasures are from the hand of God.” Ecclesiastes 2:24 NLT

Have you discovered a career path that brings you joy?  Do you have a passion that has gone unfulfilled?  Stop striving and enjoy life!  Don’t allow others to define or create a path for your life.  It’s yours to enjoy.  Pray and ask God to help you find work that is satisfying and part of His will for you.

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  • Majeeda

    I am so thankful for this blog post. It reminds of me what I should keep forefront of my mind. I do have a passion I am living but because it doesn’t pay the bills, I’ve had to find work. Your post has inspired me to re-read the book of Solomon and prayerfully ask God how do I go about paying the bills because I have to focus more on the gifts He gave me for my health’s sake. Life is too short to be miserable doing something that we’re undervalued doing. Thank you for this post. God bless you! He let you write this at the right time for me. Thank you again. Bless the Most High in all things.

    • Yevette Gooden

      Thank you so much for the encouraging words. My prayer for you is the same as it is for myself. That he provides work that is meaningful for each of us. God bless you too!

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