Someone noted the problem with being in the rat race is that even if you do win, you’re still a rat.
It’s true. Probably one of the greatest wastes of time imaginable is to spend a lifetime doing a job you don’t enjoy and from which you see no spiritual fruit. Yet multitudes continue year after year with unsatisfying work because of “job security.”
Next to sleeping, you will probably spend more time at work than with any other single activity. That’s why Christians have to make career choices based on factors other than simply “job security.”
God has given you a specific set of talents, abilities and spiritual gifts. When you discover what these are and begin to put them to use, you’ll find the right work can at times even give you energy instead of taking it from you. I’ve had the experience of returning from speaking at a convention with more energy than when I left because fulfilling your calling is an exciting way of redeeming the time.
Rick Grubbs is best known as the host of “Redeeming the Time,” a one-minute radio program featured on hundreds of radio outlets around the world. He has spoken thousands of times on Biblical time management in all 50 states and 26 other countries. He is the author of the book “Morning Momentum: God’s plan for launching an unstoppable day”. He and his wife Carrie live in Salisbury NC with several of their 12 children.