Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Quotes of the Day

"Men and women must work. That is as certain as the sun. But we may work grudgingly or we may work gratefully. We may work as people or machines. There is no work so rude that we may not exalt it; no work so impassive that we not breathe a soul into it; no work so dull that we may not enliven it if we understand that what we are doing is service for our Lord Jesus Christ." -Henry Giles

"Remember this, had any other condition been better for you than the one in which you are, divine love would have put you there. You are placed by God in the most suitable circumstances, and if you had the choosing of your lot, you would soon cry, "Lord, choose my inheritance for me, for by my self-will I am pierced through with many sorrows." Be content with such things as you have, since the Lord has ordered all things for your good." -Charles Spurgeon

Monday, January 24, 2011

Cure for the Common Life

Right now I am reading this book called "Cure for the Common Life" by Max Lucado.  I have already read it once, but I am reading it again and enjoying it so much. Basically in this book he talks about how God had given each and every one of us strengths, gifts, and talents for a purpose. He gave us these gifts because he designed us for a specific task to do in life. When we discover what that task is and do it for HIM... we live in our "sweet spot", or the place in life we were meant to dwell. Through this book he gives the reader practical tools for exploring and identifying your own gifts and how to live in this "sweet spot" for the rest of your life.

I started reading this book because I am struggling right now with my job. I don't feel like this is my "sweet spot". Not that nursing or healthcare altogether isn't it... just my current job. I am in process of praying constantly about how I should make my next career move. It is important to me that I am attentive to God's direction, instead of my own will for my life. This book is really helping me through this process.

In the meantime, I pray God gives me strength to get through work everyday and gives me joy in my current job. Because even though this may not be my forever job, it is the work he has given me for today.

Happy reading!