Wednesday, August 6, 2008

my personal life is my job

I have yet to reflect *publicly* (meaning "on the blog") about how often I think so many situations would be awesome to blog about.

I usually forget, or simply lack the time. However, I was thinking last night what would it be like if your personal life WAS your job... and I decided to blog about it!

It's an interesting thought. And even as I spoke it out loud to my friend Kristen, she simply responded by saying, "then my job would be pretty boring."

Many working people fall into the category of their jobs becoming their lives. But I wonder how many do that due to lack of time for anything else?

Although I'm 23, I have had enough experience with "corporate America" to safely say that I DO NOT LIKE IT. I began my search for alternate ways to make money as soon as I realized that working for bosses who had bosses who had bosses was about as unfulfilling as I could imagine.

I'm not saying at all that this kind of work is horrible in all situations, I'm just saying that it doesn't work for me.

Along the way to where I'm at now, I have made a lot of mistakes. I've been up and down and everywhere in between. I've tried new things, succeeded at some, failed at many.

Out of all the things I have fallen short of succeeding, the most noteworthy is that I have failed to lose my tenacity to seek after God's purpose for me.

The most important aspect of how I live is that I know who I am and I believe in living a purposeful life.

I believe that God will truly give me the desires of my heart when I seek Him.

I believe that my life has meaning beyond what I do every day.

I believe that if I listen, God will speak to me.

He will explain the things that I can't, and show me things unseen.

I want to live my life so that when I die, I will have somehow made a difference for God.

The more I seek after God and announce to Him that I am continually willing to do what He asks me to do, the more I see blessing come on my life.

My personal life became my job when I decided to surrender my life to God and watch Him use me to make a difference in this life. Because really, that's all that matters to me.


7 extraordinary comments:

Melissa August 6, 2008 at 9:52 PM  

That sounds like a wonderful job! I think I'll start thinking of changing lives for him as my job! Corporate America sucks!

Sgt and Mrs Hub August 7, 2008 at 1:07 AM  

I am so thankful God's mercy is new every day and there is an unending supply. We all have failed and lost tenacity, but He is always waiting for us.

You've got it right! You go girl... With God you are unstoppable! The difference you are going to make is going to be amazing.


Chelle August 7, 2008 at 8:58 AM  

Amen to that :) God can be there for you and make things happen...He is there for you no matter what...
Love this post!

bethany August 7, 2008 at 9:56 AM  

Well said! :)

Mamasphere August 7, 2008 at 12:30 PM  

This is a beautiful post! It's a great reminder that God is always there for us (even if we're stuck in corporate America, like me, lol).

Insane Mama August 7, 2008 at 11:52 PM  

My life IS a job... that is NEVER finished

Anonymous August 12, 2008 at 12:02 AM  

I absolutely love this post. It comes at a perfect time in my life when I'm struggling with going back to work. Thanks.

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