How many of you are still living as though God has cursed you with the career you have? Do you still mope around as though there is no overcoming the great difficulty you have at your workplace? A proper biblical worldview helps us replace grumbling and complaining with joy and contentment as we understand the goodness of God as it relates to our work. First, remember how bad sin is to God and that He had to curse the ground Adam depended upon for his and Eve’s very sustenance. Second, consider the kindness of the Lord, that although Adam would now eat bread “by the sweat of his brow” (Genesis 3:19), it was sweat that helped keep him cool even as the toil increased. Finally, remember the promise that was made, that the Savior Jesus would bruise the serpent Satan’s head, saving all who will trust Him. As he reflected upon Psalm 98, Isaac Watts penned these words in Joy to the World: “No more let sins and sorrows grow, nor thorns infest the ground. He comes to make His blessing flow, far as the curse is found.” Therein lies our fresh hope as we come to the job site cheerfully. (TCF)
This thought was written by Tim Files, an Aircraft Systems Analyst who also serves on our FCAP Board of Directors.