Occupation and Supply: Related?

"All we do is dig in a ditch to earn money to buy bread to keep up our strength to dig in a ditch." This kind of cynical description of human life is certainly not true of all of us; but it does sum up the daily lives of far too many human beings, and probably most of us at one time or another have felt it just about sums up ours.

How different from this drab picture is the purpose of creation as given in the Bible: "Thou art worthy, O Lord, to receive glory and honour and power: for thou hast created all things, and for thy pleasure they are and were created." Rev. 4:11; God's glorious purpose and pleasure for His creation cannot be an endless cyclical round of unfulfilling tedium.

A belief that too often traps people into unhappy employment is the assumption that finding right occupation and ensuring enough income are necessarily interdependent. This is by no means so. The belief in such interdependence is likely to lead us either into unsatisfying occupation, even though the monetary rewards are sufficient, or into employment that would be satisfying if only the remuneration weren't so meager. The sooner we recognize the distinctness of obtaining right employment and of finding sufficient supply, the sooner we are likely to have both.

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