Today I saw a post on Yahoo entitled – How to Escape the Cubicle. I found this like most posts to have some decent information but nothing that would be earth-shattering or make a huge difference.
Unfortunately, every job that I have held thus far has been a path to nowhere. It is equally hard to watch others get promoted, advanced, given greater opportunities and I feel like I am marking time.
Some would say, “You are called to ministry, why would you let that bother you?” “You should not want to advance in the jobs that you have had and currently have, because they are not your career” Well, here is the reality of life, I have a B.A and an M.A. and I am finishing the last 10 hrs on my MDiv. I have not received any offers within a ministry context. I still have to support my family and put food on the table, so working in the secular workforce is unavoidable even though they have no use for either of the degrees that I have earned. A degree used to mean that someone has accomplished a task that requires a great deal of discipline. Many people start college and never finish, so for someone to go the distance represents a great accomplishment. Unfortunately, nowadays, you can barely finish high school have no college whatsoever and somehow work your way into some unbelievable situations making more money than people with the education and experience.
Reality is that no matter where you find yourself there is (or should be) a desire to glorify God by doing your best at whatever it is you are tasking with doing. There is also a need that we have to be rewarded or recognized in some form or fashion (raises, stock options, bonuses, etc.) for one’s hard work and subsequent achievements.
Even when it may seem like a “dead end” One must remember the words of Psalm 75:6-7
“For exaltation comes from neither the east nor from the west nor from the south. But God is the Judge: He puts down one, and exalts another.” (NKJV)
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