Friday, December 07, 2007

Musings about Work

Work: hate it, love it, need it.

My job is eh..... how you say.... less than satisfying. I'm realizing each day how I crave to be around people, and that God has given me a desire to work with people. Right now I'm not doing much of that, as I spend somedays completely alone or talking on the phone for purely buisness reasons...

AUTHORITY: I guess I have a problem with it. Not all authority, but most. In other words, I'm coming to the realization that the majority of Authority in the world (which is put there by God) is unpleasant, and difficult to be under, and the Christian community is no exception. My dad would only get a job when he absolutely needed one, and would quit when he could get back to working for himself. My dad did not like to be told what to do, and I'm realizing I might have inherited some of that.

SO... big surprise, I'm under some unpleasant authority. Don't miscontrue what I'm saying. I mean that exactly, it's just unpleasant...not horrid, cruel or miserable (only every now and then) on average, it's just an unpleasant experience.

COMMITTMENT: Signer beware! Be prepared to fulfill any contract signed, and make sure you READ all of it and understand it. Nuff said.

I read proverbs 3 the other day, and it had some tough, but at the same time encouraging words... "the Lord disciplines those He loves" and of course vv 4-6: "Trust in the Lord..." but I must say... Easier said than done!! To be honest it's a moment by moment yeilding to the Spirit to work hard with a good attitude.

On the bright side: I've been given the OK to scale back to part time (30-35 hours) and begin attending Seminary... Hooray!! Maybe my attitude towards my job will change because I am currently working 55-60 hrs, and that's pretty much my life. I hope that I will be able to tolerate it more when I'm here half the time.

I keep thinking that God is preparing me for something.... holy moly. I guess life is just going to get harder, and this stuff will seem like childs play in a few years......... YIKES.


Ryan said...

Isn't it funny how our culture has raised us to do what we want until we are tired of it, then do something else? It might be work or our major or a class or a hobby or a church or whatever.

Amyzing said...

I admire the heck out of you for keeping your commitments and doing something you don't like because it takes care of your family. Well, because it takes care of me.

You are an excellent man and a completely dependable husband. My life is good because of that.

Buck up kiddo. It's Christmas.

*Paige* said...

Dan! I'm so proud that you are working hard in FT Worth. Keep on keepin' on. :)
I'm so glad you are going to be able to start Seminary.

Jenny said...

Dan I'm proud of you. Seeing you walk through this has been hard and frustrating, although not the extent you are experiencing it, but it's giving me courage to know who God is in situations like that. So it's been challenging to witness you going through this. It's neat to see what you've learned and how God is working in your life.
Welp, see you later!

Mom said...

I am proud of you too Danny!