Most of us spend more time at work than anywhere else—but do we love our job or are we just enduring it? At the end of my life, I want to look back at the place I spent most of my waking hours and know I made a difference for the glory of God–don’t you? The Bible says: “Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men, knowing that from the Lord you will receive the inheritance as your reward. You are serving the Lord Christ.” (Colossians 3:23-24) If our primary purpose for working is to make money or to attain success and recognition, then we are spending most of our life working for what we can’t take with us. However, if our primary purpose is to glorify God WHILE we provide for our own needs, then our job will be completely satisfying. We may say—“I can’t talk about God on the job because it’s against the rules.” However, how we LIVE and what we DO–while on the job–is also a powerful force to draw people to God! Furthermore, to be satisfied in our job, we must ensure that we’ve chosen a job which utilizes our God-given talents. For example, as far back as high school, I wanted to be an attorney but I thought it was impossible. Our family was poor and I wasn’t very bright. However, God cleared the path for me. He allowed me to be fired from a secretarial job I was horrible at so I wouldn’t settle for the safety net of “a steady job” and thus, I went ahead and finished college. During undergraduate school, He gave me multiple blue-collar night jobs so I could afford to finish. Then, despite living in three different states and having a baby–all while in law school–He helped me graduate! You see, God created me with a dramatic flair and a passion for justice and thus, the legal field is where my God-given talents allow me to passionately glorify Him. Even as a little girl, when I dreamed of being an actress–I didn’t know that God was going to allow me to use my flair for drama to write my own lines on the stage of real life. Now, I get to use my God-given talent to make an eternal difference in the lives of children and families! God has placed me right where He created me to be–and when I look back–I’m beginning to see places where He’s used me to touch the lives of others for HIS glory! It isn’t our job which defines us–it is God who made us–and the key for maximizing our talent and time for His glory is to stay close to Him!!! One of life’s most rewarding discoveries is being exactly where He created you to be. Whatever job God created you to do–seek Him and find it!