I think I got enough drama in college. For some reason, my ability to be sympathetic and understanding to people has been drastically reduced by the fact that they bring so many of their problems on themselves. I know I can be a nut, but I hope that I live a pretty non-dramatic life. Sure, I cry sometimes (or a lot, depending on who you ask) but I’m not given to angry speeches and I don’t yell…and I certainly don’t think the world revolves around me. I know that there are things about my life that I would like to change and things that are not exactly as I would like them to be, but at the same time, I have a nice calmness about my life. I don’t know if it’s exactly a Bible verse, but an idea keeps coming back to me…whatever you do, do it for God. Even if it’s not your ‘dream job’ or the perfect situation. If you do everything in your life like you’re doing it exclusively for God, then how can you be unhappy? God wants you to be His, even if that means doing things that you think are ‘beneath’ you. Does that mean God wants you stuck in a job you don’t like? Not at all; maybe your discontent comes from the fact that you’re actually not doing what He wants you to do right now. Or maybe you are discontent because you’re not embracing what He wants you to do; instead you are sitting in a pool of self pity. No wonder you’re not happy.
My friend Liz is exactly the opposite of my frustrations. Was she in a job she was very tired of? You bet she was! Was she ready for a change? Without a doubt. But, did she still do her job every day until God opened up the most incredible job-door in the world for her? You better believe it. She did it for God, and He blessed her with a great opportunity.
If everyone who was ‘so unhappy’ in their situation did what she did–do it for God and constantly seek other opportunities–then I don’t think people would be as miserable as they are now.
Anyway, that’s my gripe today. Instead of complaining about how your job isn’t what you think it should be, do the job you’re supposed to do. The rewards will come when you make the job you’ve been given, no matter how little it is, and do it as if it were the most important thing in the world.