For When You’re Not Doing What You Love

Are you doing what you love?  I hope you are! But if your life is anything like mine you may find yourself, at some point, NOT doing what you love.

Can I get an amen?!

Sometimes no matter how hard we work, or how much we learn, or how we persevere in pursuit of a life we love we find ourselves in some difficult places.

Most of the time we hang on, have faith, and keep going.

But I’m concerned about a dangerous message being preached in our culture:

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Making Bricks

The children of Israel were there, in Egypt, for over 400 years. In Genesis 15:13, the Lord tells Abraham, “Know for certain that your offspring will be sojourners in a land that is not theirs and will be servants there, and they will be afflicted for four hundred years.” God knew it would  happen, and He revealed part of the plan to Abraham.

They were in place not doing what they loved, seemingly wasting their time making bricks and building cities to satisfy Pharaoh’s dream.

And God was with them.

You’re wasting your time if you’re not doing what you love.

We can choose the positive spin and see this as a motivational mantra encouraging us to pursue a life of purpose and passion.

But it’s an incomplete assessment of the life we’ve been called to live as Christ followers.


 

The abundant life is not about doing what you love, but loving  God in all you do. Tweet this


 

Perspective is the key.

If you don’t love what you do but you do it in the presence and power of God, you are not wasting your time.

Time with God is never wasted time. Tweet this

Friend, God is with you. He is always with you.

Love what you do

Are you in a job or career you don’t love? A relationship you don’t love? A city you don’t love? A situation you don’t love?

God is there.

God. Is. There.

Be with Him. Be still in the midst of unlovely days and know that He is God.

Trust in the Lord, and do good; dwell in the land and befriend faithfulness. Delight yourself in the Lord, and he will give you the desires of your heart.Psalm 37:3-4

The Lord provided a deliverer for Israel according to His plan and purposes. He has a plan and purpose for your life, too.

He is working His holy purpose. And nothing is wasted.

Trust in the Lord. Wait for Him.

 

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3 Responses to For When You’re Not Doing What You Love

  1. Julie February 3, 2016 at 10:35 pm #

    Stacy, I just LOVE this post. I’m often up at night with my diabetic spark plug, checking blood sugar, administering insulin, and cleaning up the unpleasantries of high ketones. Truthfully, I loathe blood, needles, and vomit. But, as you said so well, God is there, in the midst of it all. He strengthens me for these tasks that, on my own, I could not handle.

    Thank you for the reminder that I can do these things unto God, no matter how much I dislike them, and that my time is not wasted since this is what He has set before me for now.

    • Stacy Averette February 10, 2016 at 8:27 am #

      Thank you, Julie, for your testimony.

  2. Jay January 28, 2016 at 1:03 pm #

    🙂 always brightens my day. You’re a source of inspiration, keep doing what you “love” to do. I hope you have a good one.