Vocation

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3 Priorities to Take to Work This Year

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 A new year often brings with it a renewed focus (and maybe even resolutions) for how we want to live differently this year. But how much of your thinking about the new year is related to your work?
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4 Myths About Being Chosen by God

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When I first became a follower of Christ, my life completely changed. I felt I was finally where I was meant to be, that God had chosen me and was helping me grow spiritually. But when things started going downhill, I only had this thought: I surrendered my life to God! Why is it such a horrible mess now?
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How to Decide If It's Time to Leave Your Job

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It’s a perennial question, and one most of us will face during our working life—when is it time to leave a job? 

3 Things God Taught Me About My Motives at Work

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It’s been a year and a half since my last burnout. I remember the tightness in my chest, the shortness of breath, and lots of tears from feeling so overwhelmed by work. After leaving that job for a workplace that I thought would lead to better opportunities, what I had expected to be a hopeful beginning soon crumbled to pieces.
3 Problems When We Tie Our Identity to Our Work

3 Problems When We Tie Our Identity to Our Work

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What questions do you normally ask someone when you meet them for the first time? My guess is that after asking their name, one of the most likely questions you ask is, “What do you do for work?”. But have you noticed how people often respond? Not by saying, “I work as a lawyer”, but “I am a lawyer”. We live in a world of “I am what I do”, where our identity is tied to our work. 
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3 Reminders When You're Stuck in a Dead-End Job

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I’ve only spent 10 years in the workforce, but I’ve already had a few dead-end jobs. Of course, they didn’t start off that way, but the excitement I felt would gradually fizzle off once I got the hang of my job, leading me to feel like I was caught in a dead-end.
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5 Godly Attitudes to Bring into Your Workplace

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"God, please give me a job that I would be happy to wake up to every morning for 40 years.” This was my genuine prayer right before graduating from university. I prayed and asked God which path to take—and in the midst of my fears of "getting it wrong" and "screwing up God's plan" for my life, He spoke in a rather unexpected way.
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How to Regain Your Confidence After a Toxic Work Environment

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Picking ourselves up again after our self-esteem has been beaten down over and over in a toxic work environment is not easy. Recovery isn’t going to be immediate, but here are a few things you can do to reclaim your self-confidence.
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I Quit My Job in the Midst of the Pandemic

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Late last year, I left my teaching job of 15 years—a job that gave me security, despite the constant struggle of balancing work and family. I had been feeling drained and discouraged for the past two years. Although I often prayed to God for strength to get through the challenging days, I found the work culture was stifling and toxic. At times I couldn’t even breathe or sleep well at night.