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What is your purpose at work? What has God called you specifically to do? What is your unique contribution?
Isaiah made clear that God had personally commissioned him for his OD assignment with the Hebrews in exile in Babylon, with these words:
The LORD called me from the womb, from the body of my mother he named my name.
He made my mouth like a sharp sword; in the shadow of his hand he hid me; he made me a polished arrow; in his quiver he hid…Continue
We know generosity is a virtue; the Bible regularly encourages us to give. One of the ways we can be generous is with our careers.
I think of the local staff of a Cambodian NGO I worked with two years. They are educated, capable, dynamic young people who come mostly from poor backgrounds. They could pursue highly paid careers, but have chosen instead to put helping their society first. Several told me “the educational opportunities granted to the few of us, make us aspire to…Continue
We would probably agree that we stand to learn more from our setbacks than from what goes well. Wow, it can be painful though!
I have just returned from a two year OD assignment with an NGO in Cambodia, which until the final fortnight I would have judged an almost blemish-free success. Unfortunately, in the final days one of the changes that my client and I had been pursuing with an associated organization blew up in our faces. And yet…Continue