Bloom Where You're Planted
Updated: Sep 26, 2022
"Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men, knowing that from the Lord you will receive the inheritance as your reward. You are serving the Lord Christ." Colossians 3:23-24
I am eager to work heartily when the task is something I enjoy, such as writing, web design, and reno projects on my house, to name a few. However, serving the Lord in a place where I feel discontent, disconnected, and distanced from purpose, that's challenging.
For the past few months, I have struggled in my current job. It is quiet (I'm a people person), administration heavy (again, no interaction with people), and oftentimes lacks direction. While I appreciate autonomy and the trust instilled in me by my employer, this role does not feel like "me."
I work with the left side of my brain all day, and feel mentally fried and frustrated when I come home and attempt to re-engage the right side. I am energized by interaction with people, but sitting in an office, oftentimes alone, is draining.
However, as I continue to pray, it seems as if the Lord is saying, "I have put you where I want you." This Biblical encouragement to work for Him and not man has challenged me on every level recently. I pray that my work will bear witness to the God I desire to glorify. I pray that my attitude will be joy-filled as I serve Jesus in this season of obedience. I pray that my light will shine brightly drawing those around me to the Redeemer that rescued me. And grace. Lord, give me grace to bloom where I am planted.💗