We all love a good job, be it having one or doing one. After all, we look to our jobs for financial security and a sense of significance. But a good job seems hard to come by. In fact, most of our frustrations and problems stem from our work. Is a good job really possible? In this series, we explore what contributes to a good job and how to experience joy and fulfilment in our work.
Most people think of work as a means to an end. Work exists primarily to help us make money and achieve our goals. However, this view is far from the original design of work which provides us with a radically different motivation to do our jobs. This message examines the life-changing implications of the biblical explanation of work.
1. Why do you work and whom do you do it for? What difference would it make if you begin to see and do your work as a calling from God?
2. What creative abilities and strengths has God given you? Reflect on the work you do and describe how you collaborate with God in cultivating his creation.
3. How do you need to change the way you work or study so that you can continue to serve and worship the Creator?
Despite how hard or tiring work is, deep down in our hearts, we desire to submit an excellent piece of work. Why is that so and how can we do a good job in the face of a high workload, demanding bosses, and a less than ideal working environment? Find out more in this message.
1. What do you work hardest at? Is it your job? Why or why not?
2. What would being skilful at your job look like? How can you grow to be more skilful in what you do?
3. Share about a time you failed to uphold integrity at work. What were the consequences and what did you learn from it?
Even when we give our best at work, we may still encounter problems and setbacks. When that happens, we tend to go with the flow or feel like giving up. Is there a different way to respond? Can any good possibly come out of the struggles we face in our jobs? Let’s look to the bible for the answers.
1. What do you complain about in your work? What does it reveal about your underlying attitude towards God?
2. Do you just go with the flow or strike a positive contrast at your workplace? What changes do you need to make in order to shine for God?
3. Share about one unchurched person or unbeliever whom you want to reach for Christ at work. How can you begin to do that?