Today’s post is going to read more of a personal journal entry. This was actually a personal email I wrote to my small group to vent about some current frustrations I am experiencing.
I decided to share it with the world because there are some really important lessons and insights contained within these life changing words of wisdom (*joke* I’m not THAT arrogant 😉
When I was in the job I struggled going to on a daily basis, I would say daily confessions/affirmations of scriptures to call in and direct my steps to what I knew in my heart to be true for me…even when the external circumstances were very different.
Daily, I would confess “I am the head and not the tail, I am above and not beneath.” I praise God for making that come to pass in my life today.
With this new level of promotion (being a business owner that now hires a team), I am learning A LOT, and have a new found love and respect for leadership and authority.
Being a supervisor has many challenges that I would have NEVER imagined by being a subordinate.
Being a business owner has challenges and obstacles so great, that I probably would not have jumped on the ride had I seen how big the hill and climb really is (and the plunge is so steep and ridiculous you wonder if the g-forces will kill you).
I NOW understand what it means to work unto the Lord and why the bible directs employee’s to treat the business (or place of employment) as if it were your own. I have had to let go of more “team” members than I care to admit due to a lack of integrity and them flat out not giving a rat’s behind. It was simply something that paid the bills (*CRINGE*)
I do thank God for teaching me all of this, because this only makes me a better career coach. I have first hand experience to express the URGENCY of truly believing in the mission and vision of ANY JOB you have!
Whether it’s a minimum wage job or a 6 figure salary- if your not loving that mission and vision- you will have a HARD time delivering your best, and caring fully about the success and growth of the company and project, etc. Even if the position itself is less than thrilling- being plugged into an agency/company/ whatever that has a higher purpose you agree with really helps keep you going.
I did my share of complaining at my former job, but I did love the overall mission and vision of that place. It was just the field of social work as a whole that I did not enjoy.
It is far easier to be an employee than an employer. It is far easier to get paid to do a job than to have the entire responsibility of the growth and well being of not only the company, but also the customers you serve on your shoulders. (Plus the employees you eventually will hire).
When the printing equipment doesn’twork- it inconveniences the employee and piles up their work.
When the printing equipment doesn’twork- it costs the business owner piles of cash in lost productivity (plus new equipment).So to anyone who may have found themselves struggling in their job today- praise God that He has you right where you need to be. He is equipping you for the next level of promotion.
With each new promotion, there is a new level of responsibility. From the “bottom” you may think “It must be nice to be on top.”
I have a hunch that there may be people on “the top” that may be looking down and sighing “Oh, how easy those days were. If I only slowed down, and enjoyed the journey to realize what I actually had.”
Of course, It’s nice to be promoted and to get higher…its a fulfilling reward for diligence, perseverance, and hard work. But how you get there- is by doing what you do today. Press on. Trust the process. Be patient. God is doing a great work.
Whether you are looking for a job, self-employed, or are in a less than exciting job- thank God for what you have and keep going.
When you feel like giving up, do not give into that temptation. Instead say “I am doing a great work, and I CAN NOT come down.”
Do you have daily affirmations/confessions? What are some of them? For more affirmations click here.