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I’ve been looking for work now for about three weeks. I’ve submitted so many resumes, and have had several leads from my Recruiter. But still, there is no work to be found, at least, not yet.
You would think that I would be enjoying my down time, not having to get up and go in the morning. So many people would welcome a break from their work day, and I understand that. But I like to work. It keeps my mind off of all of the things that weigh me down. I like to know that I am making a contribution, that I am making a difference. For so many years, what I have called my work became “who I was”. My work became a part of my identity and it’s hard to know how to go about my day with out doing what I’ve always done.
But just because I’m no longer getting paid to do the work that I once did, there is still work to be had. The Bible is clear in that no matter what it is that I do, I should work so as to please the Lord. I’ve had a lot of time to reflect and pray into the next seasons of what “work” means for me. I am also looking around and seeing all of the work that I’ve neglected, due to a full time job and just being tired at the end of the day.
- My marriage needs work.
- My relationships with my children need work.
- My house needs a complete overhaul.
- I have several bags of donations that need to be taken to the thrift store.
- My pantry is overflowing with who knows what and needs a good organization.
- There is dusting, vacuuming and moping to be done.
- There are bills to be paid and a restructuring of finances.
All is work, when you are doing it for the Lord, but it doesn’t have to be a drudgery. I can have joy as I use the hands the Lord has given to me to be a homemaker in this season. I can willingly, with a heart of joy, attend to tasks that I’ve been ignoring for so long.
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