If we have a mission from God and are made to live in community and be creative, how do we find purpose in our workplace?
Work can often seem like means to make a living instead of to make a life.
In Genesis we hear about God making us in His image “so that we may rule over the fish in the sea, birds in the ski, over the livestock…..” God also relates this mission statement to Adam and Eve saying ‘be fruitful and increase in number, fill the earth and subdue it.”
This passage called the ‘cultural mandate,’ calls all Christians to partner with God in his work. God called us to fill the earth and subdue it. The hebrew word ‘subdue‘ in verse 28 (Hebrew kabash) literally means to make the earth useful for human beings’ benefit and enjoyment. Even before the fall God gave Adam work.
The significance of all our work and jobs, homes, communities and churches is directly related to its connection with God’s work. It is by seeking the progress and advancement in the world through our work that we find fulfilment.
Humans are made to create and work to God’s glory. In pursuing God’s purpose, we find fulfilment.
God entrusts us with our work and expects us to do something worthwhile with it.
Does this change the way you view your work?