4 Reasons Your Desk Job Matters


1. God is your boss- If your not convinced that your desk job has any greater purpose, you may reconsider when you realized that all the effort and work you are putting in is really to serve God. Regardless of how you are treated, whether you are recognized for your work, etc. God is watching you, and you are accountable to him for the work you are submitting.   Colossians 3:23 "Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters."   2. Your Preparing for something greater- You really can never predict how the skills that you are learning today will be used tomorrow. The best thing you can do is embrace every opportunity to learn a new skill, be challenged, and leave your comfort zone. The beauty is you won't even realize some of the skills you've developed until later, when God puts you in a situation where those skills become needed and valuable.   3. Ideal for building Relationships- When you calculate it all out, you may in fact be spending more waking hours with your co-workers then your own family. There is so much value in the relationships you build at work and what you choose to make of them can have a huge impact on your 9 to 5. Work culture varies greatly from company to company, but regardless never be afraid to show a genuine interest in the lives of those you work with.   4. You are there for a purpose- No matter if you are going through a good or bad time, God has a reason for the season. He knows what we need and he knows what is needed to further his kingdom. Whether or not you can see how your desk job fits into that larger plan, it does. Whatever your job is, you are not there by random, you are there for an intentional purpose.   Ephesians 2:10  "For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do."   Remember even Jesus had a job. He was a carpenter for the majority of his life. At the age of 30 he did in fact leave his "desk job" to pursue ministry. Always be sensitive to God's calling for next steps in life, whether that required switching career paths or companies.      

2 comments


  • Joelle

    Thank you so much for this response Lauren! I think many of us are in the same place, where it’s easy to forget the “larger” purpose behind those mundane tasks! I agree that with God everything has a great purpose!!


  • Lauren

    I couldn’t agree more! Even the most mundane tasks seem like great honors if kept in mind we are not working for men, but for our Father. I do have a “desk job” and at times can feel discouraged with people I come into contact with, or the daily grind, but I try to remind myself I am not working for my boss. It takes a great understanding of faith to truly appreciate that in the end, all the dots connect, even if at times we question why we are where we are. I personally can say that God put me at my current job, it was divine intervention without a doubt!!!


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