Many of us don’t like our work. Most of us–almost all of us–will spend most of our lives working. And it’s not close.
Are we all doomed to a life of work we don’t like? For those of us who like our jobs and our work, might there be something we’re still missing?
Long ago in the first century, churches in a region called Galatia (modern day Turkey) were in the midst of crisis. A guy by the name of Paul felt he had a mission to help them and others to know Jesus and to be a part of his mission to save the world. Before Paul talks about the big problem in Galatia, he first addresses the bigger problem, which is how the Galatians see the problem. As Stephen Covey says in 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, the way wee see the problem is the problem.
Perhaps the way we see our work is part of our problem. In the greeting of his letter to the Galatians, Paul shows how he sees his life, his calling, and his work. He sees differently.
The way Paul saw his work might help us to change the way we see our work…
Listen more to the beginning of our series, Good Work: