Wednesday, June 07, 2006

Walking by faith...

I have to say talking with Jocelyn made me long to return to school so I could find a permanent vocation; one in which I would find joy in helping others and in doing my job to the best of my abilities. I think to really love your career you should not only enjoy the work but you should feel respected and valued in it. I want to be a part of a team that seeks to help each other and others in whatever way we can. Whether this will be in the secretarial or nursing field (or perhaps neither/both) only the Lord knows.

I am so happy to have a job I enjoy doing; to work with persons I respect and appreciate. There are so many things I've learned and I get such a kick out of doing just about everything. It's especially fulfilling to feel as though I'm needed. I feel such a sense of the Lord Jesus using this position to bring about adjustment in my life, whether it’s how those I work with view me or how I interact with customers who may be angry or my having to work through a misunderstanding. It’s all a wonderful opportunity for growth and maturity, from a spiritual perspective, if I let it. The really blessed thing is I am drawn to pray so much more and I am thankful for this!

Sadly, I've found in the past that some jobs I’ve held, though I attempt to live my life according to the Golden Rule (“Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.”), this is somehow misconstrued as “sucking up” to persons. As a Christian my desire is to bless others especially since I’ve been so blessed myself. (Sort of a “share the wealth” viewpoint!) :-) No matter how I am treated I believe it’s my responsibility to treat others with dignity and respect and to bless them by letting them know how I value them whenever I have the opportunity. I will continue to do this despite what persons think both in my private and professional life since this is what I feel called to do in my Christian walk.

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