Yesterday’s recharge was encouragement to endure the unwelcome frustrations of your job. Admittedly, it’s a lot easier to hang in there when the job offers a competitive salary, flexible hours, opportunities for advancement, and incredible benefits. But, what if your current job isn’t your dream job? What if your current job doesn’t maximize your education and experience? How do you endure a job that pays you “beans” compared to what you’d make elsewhere? How do you tolerate a front line position when you have CEO potential?
It’s hard to hang in there when your job offers more misery than money. I remember quitting my job at Chick-fil-A because I knew cooking fast food wasn’t my career objective. That’s why I admire Joseph so much. Although Joseph had visions of greatness and was destined for corporate success, he still excelled in a remedial position. He worked so hard as a slave that Potiphar eventually promoted him – Joseph assumed completed administrative responsibility (see Genesis 39:6). How did Joseph do it? Somehow, he realized that his position was preparing him for where he was headed.
This recharge is dedicated to those who are frustrated because your current job is not the one you desire. Hang in there! If God placed you there, then He has a purpose for you while you’re there. Give it your all, knowing “that God causes everything to work together for the good of those who love God and are called according to his purpose for them” (Romans 8:28, New Living Translation). This job, like every other trial you’ve conquered, is preparing you for something greater!