Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Job Applications

We were sitting at the dinning room table a few nights ago, not for eating mind you but for the dreaded of all words.  . . .

Homework.

(I've found my boys do much better at staying on task if they are right out there in the open doing their work, instead of in their rooms at their desks.)

Well, not to be out done, little girl went and got some paper and markers and joined the boys.

When I asked her what she was doing, she looked at  me like I was crazy and said

My homework.

Oh Yes, Of course.

That is some serious work for a Preschooler.

But, it got me thinking.

How many times do I take on jobs that don't belong to me?

How many times am I doing 'work' that is meant for someone else, just because I don't want to be left out?

Princess has jobs, designed just for her and where she's at, but at that moment she wanted more than what was allotted to her.

We each have specific jobs that have been ordained for us. Designed just for us.

But, if you're like me, I often find myself focusing on what someone else's job is instead of my own.

Perhaps theirs looks easier.

Or is more notable from a human perspective.

Or, my pride tells me "I could totally do that better!".

But, I've got to stop applying for others jobs and focus on my own.

Maybe I'll never be more than a burger flipper when it comes to Kingdom work.

But, if that is the job assigned to me than I'll do it to the best of my ability.

And say "Thank You Lord for designing this task just for me.".

2 comments:

Hillbilly Tonya said...

Reading blogs can be bad for this. I see things that I feel like I want to do, or should do, and really I just need to do what God gave me to do.

Angie said...

Oh my YES!! Or you begin to want what others have or what they are doing-even if it's 'ministry' related it can still mess with your head if your focus becomes that instead of Jesus.

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