Created For a Purpose
I find no enjoyment in my work, what should I do?
When I was a little kid, I used to hate Adam. I thought that it was his fault I had to do homework. My reasoning was, “If Adam had not sinned, I would not have to work!” But the truth is work was always part of His plan. God told us to use our image to rule and subdue the earth (Genesis 1:28). He is a worker and we are created in His image. We have talents and it is good for us to use them. As Solomon said, it is good for us to enjoy our work (Ecclesiastes 5:18). And Jesus teaches us the same thing, that to use our talents is an expression of the true life of God.
So, part of living a life full of purpose and meaning is to find your talents and exercise them in the ways that God has afforded you. The most fulfilled people are not the ones who win the lottery and never work again. The most fulfilled people are the ones who live out their talents in a meaningful way. They are growing, learning, and creating fruits for the Kingdom. They truly work “unto Him” (Colossians 3:23).
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