ADORE: your job

February 17, 2015

What do you do?  Kind of a weird question, but what I mean is what line of work are you in?

I am a high school science teacher.  I teach microbiology, chemistry, genetics, physical science, and earth science.  I truly love teaching (most of the time) because I get to constantly learn, but also because I get to invest in the lives of young kids.  Seeing them mature day-by-day and to be a part of their life journey is really exciting for me.

  • my job isn’t glamorous.  
  • my job isn’t easy.
  • my job isn’t bells and whistles.
  • my job doesn’t stay at school.

There are definitely jobs like that, and sometimes, those jobs are incredibly enticing.  However, I know that for this season of my life), I am supposed to be teaching what I love to people I love.

While I love what I do most of the time, there are days that cause me to question everything I am doing.

So, how do I get through those times when adoring my job seems like the last thing on the list?

I have to constantly go to the Bible.

Colossians 3:23 tells me that I should work hard (even when i don’t feel like it) as if I am working for Christ himself.

Philippians 2:14 tells me that grumbling isn’t an option

1 Corinthains 10:31 tells me that when I work, God gets glory

Colossians 3:17 reminds me that I don’t have to do my work in my own power, but in Christ’s.

Proberbs 13:4 tells me that the more diligent I am, the more I am supplied to do my job.

and Hebrews 13:20-21 tells me that God has fully equipped me to do what he has called me to do, and that is teach.

Every day doesn’t end when the 3:30 bell rings, but that is okay, because I know that when I am down, and when I doubt, and when I feel in over my head; Christ is there. And for that, I adore my job.

Let’s hear from you:

  1. what’s your job?
  2. what are the challenging things that come up?
  3. how do you deal with pressures and doubts and discontentment?


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