Q: I do the same boring thing every day, and I wonder sometimes why God didn't give me a more interesting job.
Maybe I daydream too much about living the way celebrities and people like that live. Does God actually care about our jobs? -- Mrs. J.T.
A: Yes, God cares about every part of our lives -- including our jobs.
After all, every workday our jobs probably consume at least a third of our time -- so why wouldn't God be concerned about them?
It goes far deeper than that, because our responsibility to work actually comes from God. Even in the Garden of Eden -- before Adam and Eve rebelled against God but were living in perfect harmony with Him -- He provided work for them to do. In other words, work has dignity and significance in the eyes of God. The Bible says, "The Lord God took the man and put him in the Garden of Eden to work it and take care of it." (Genesis 2:15).
This doesn't mean our work is always easy or pleasant -- because it isn't. Like a deadly virus, sin now corrupts everything we do, including our work. God has not forgotten us, and He wants to transform our work into something that brings blessing to others -- and to us.
Thank God for the work He has given you; many today can't find work and would be grateful to be in your position. Then pray for your fellow workers, and ask God to help you encourage them and point them to Jesus. Above all, ask God to help you do your work well -- and for His glory. The Bible says, "Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters" (Colossians 3:23).
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