Monday, March 06, 2006

9 to 5

I was talking with a friend of mine last week about jobs and work and what to do and things like that. We talked about the pros and cons of certain jobs and what would be better. He has options, what a grand thing.

Sure, money is always good, but so also is satisfaction. And the ability to and the feeling of making a difference. And how is "ministry" different than a "regular" job? Is ministry a job? What about "calling"? What does that mean and how does it fit in?

And what about the whole "the best job for you is the one that doesn't feel like a job at all" thing? I love it when I hear about people like that. People who love their job. Their job fits. Because when you have a job like that it is like you never go to work at all.

When you're a kid one of life's biggest excitments and biggest torments is the age-old question "What do you want to do when you grow up?" But I found in college and university circles not too many people who had yet begun to grasp the full extent of the meaning of that question. And here in the working world, I still find most struggle with what they're doing and even a lot of the time not knowing what they want to do. More times than not feeling we have no options rather than too many options. Being trapped.

I've been thinking alot about such things lately. Employment. What it is. What it should be.

It's 12:16pm and I'm emotionally ready for the work day to be over.

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