I find myself looking through a different side of a prism when it comes to employment.
Since starting and launching my business a few months back, I can say that self-employment is MUCH different that clocking a nine to five. I find it doubly different as I fulfilled a role as a full time homemaker a few years after getting married.
Nonetheless, I find it to be an awesome and blessed discovery as God is guiding me through the unknown of entrepreneurship.
I do remember the day where I was in the work force full time. In fact, today marks 3 years since leaving my pharmacy job in California. Facebook does a great job of reminding and giving me blasts from the past.
Looking at the photo, I took a moment to really thank God for all His faithfulness and how He was with me at work during my 10 years of pharmacy. It was nice to remember what was. But I’ll be honest. I can’t say that I miss it.
However, I do remember the days where it was absolutely mandatory that I take God with me to work. To be honest, I don’t think I would’ve made it out of my job in one piece it wasn’t for Him.
God was there during my commute to work as I would pray endlessly for and about the day. He was there with me during the great days and very hard days. He gave me the strength to press through on the days where I was tired and weak. God helped me solve the daunting tasks.
He even kept me calm when I was angry and felt like decking a someone in the face at work.
Yeah…He did that. Quite a few times.
No, my days weren’t perfect. On some days, far from it. However, God’s presence did make the day a little more user-friendly. He’s my tried and true ally that always sticks by my side… even when I messed royally or I was wrong.
Though there’s hardly any commute, a lot less co-workers, and no strenuously and intense labor now, I make it a point bring God to work with me even while I’m here at home. Of course, this isn’t to say that I don’t do it because I do. I did it even as a full time homemaker.
Yet, I realize that while in the work force, we often tend to take our eyes off of God or ignore Him while we work.
In our pride, we take on the responsibility of shouldering what we can and what we think we can handle all on our own. All the while, we’re on our way to falling flat on our faces burned out, tired, or mad.
God is standing by willing to help us in all our work and tasks. But we don’t call out to Him or invite Him into our work.
I’m discovering also that in the times where I can do things, I still invite God into my work anyway. There’s a certain sparkle that provides. He makes the good things BETTER. Also, there’s a sense of divine accomplishment of what Him and I did together at the end of the day. He’s glorified and I’m blessed.
Yes, I’m still somewhat of a homemaker. Majority of my time is spent at home while my husband is out working. However, business needs do take a quite a bit of intellectual property and I take all of God’s help that I can get.
Bringing God to work with you may seem like a weird or silly idea. But I strongly encourage you to try it. See how effortless and focused you are when you get things done. Watch how calm you are in the midst being under pressure while meeting deadlines. You may even be surprise how gracious and humble you’ll be to that one annoying co-worker who’s totally out to get you.
All you have to do is ask Him to come and He will. You won’t be disappoint as you soon find out that He’s a good working companion.