"One never can see, or not till long afterward, why any one was selected for any job. And when one does, it is usually some reason that leaves no room for vanity. Certainly it is never for what the man himself would have regarded as his chief qualifications." - C.S. Lewis, Perelandra
Work is hard. It is a toil and a struggle, a temptation to compare and full of false measures of success.
I never would have started my business were it not for God's prompting. I was afraid of the responsibility, the uncertainty, and what people would think of me. It hasn't been easy to look to God for my worth instead of money or recognition. But it's an opportunity to trust God and to pray about work, as my phone reminds me daily.
This month I will explore some of the challenges of working for God and not to please others, and remind myself that God loves me not for my accomplishments or my supposed good deeds, but all of me. He is using my mistakes, failures, conflicts and bad attitudes for his work, just as much as what I would consider my strengths.
"God chose what is weak in the world to shame the strong" 1 Corinthians 1:27
I often feel that I'm not doing enough, but in God, I am already enough.
How can you rest in being enough today?