Finding fulfillment in Work

​welcome to this very important plan I pray it would bless your lives greatly as you follow along with me. Feel free to take notes and study this plan that you may receive insight for your life. 

We are made to work.

Do you ever count it a victory just to make it to work on a harried Monday morning? Getting out of bed, fighting traffic, and arriving to work can be a feat, and then once there, it can all seem meaningless. Does it even matter? We often struggle to find meaning and fulfillment in our work. However, God intended work for our good and his glory. The question is, how can we find fulfillment in work that we think doesn’t matter to God? It all starts with a biblical perspective.

You are Created to Work

Throughout Genesis 1 we witness God’s infinite power as he created the world out of nothing. In Genesis 1:26-27, God reveals the creative nature of humanity that is modeled after him. Being made in his image means we embody his creative characteristics, even though imperfectly. We can create something out of something. God created his people to work, to create, and to prosper. Understanding the context for our creation intimately informs the view of our work.

Molded after a God who exists in three persons – Father, Son, Holy Spirit – man is also a relational being meant to live in community. Be it with family, friends, at church, or at work, we live in relationship in every area of life. We cannot flourish in isolation. God designed us to serve each other with our unique gifts through work so that we can experience more success, more flourishing, and more happiness.

Your Job Description

We often consider our job as a means to a paycheck – a way to fund our leisure activities and pay the bills. However, God intended more than mere survival for his people. He created mankind to grow and cultivate the earth so that it may prosper and glorify him. He desires flourishing for all of creation. We learn this in Genesis 2: “The Lord God took man and put him in the Garden of Eden to work it and keep it.” Work is not a curse but a gift from God before the Fall. God created us to be stewards of his creation through our work. There is great dignity in knowing that we are made specifically with a purpose in creation.

In Genesis 1:28, God gives Adam and Eve their job description, the cultural mandate. He commands them to be fruitful, multiply, fill the earth with his images, and subdue it. This mandate wasn’t just meant for Adam and Eve; it was meant for all humanity. The cultural mandate gives us purpose in our vocations. It instills significance in our work. Understanding our biblical job description is the first step to finding fulfillment in our work.

Additional Elements

Learn more about God’s incredible plan set forth in creation and what being made in God’s image means for your life in this digital booklet: God’s Purpose in Creation.

In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.  And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters.  And God said, Let there be light: and there was light.  And God saw the light, that it was good: and God divided the light from the darkness.  And God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night. And the evening and the morning were the first day.  And God said, Let there be a firmament in the midst of the waters, and let it divide the waters from the waters.  And God made the firmament, and divided the waters which were under the firmament from the waters which were above the firmament: and it was so.  And God called the firmament Heaven. And the evening and the morning were the second day.  And God said, Let the waters under the heaven be gathered together unto one place, and let the dry land appear: and it was so.  And God called the dry land Earth; and the gathering together of the waters called he Seas: and God saw that it was good.  And God said, Let the earth bring forth grass, the herb yielding seed, and the fruit tree yielding fruit after his kind, whose seed is in itself, upon the earth: and it was so.  And the earth brought forth grass, and herb yielding seed after his kind, and the tree yielding fruit, whose seed was in itself, after his kind: and God saw that it was good.  And the evening and the morning were the third day.  And God said, Let there be lights in the firmament of the heaven to divide the day from the night; and let them be for signs, and for seasons, and for days, and years:  And let them be for lights in the firmament of the heaven to give light upon the earth: and it was so.  And God made two great lights; the greater light to rule the day, and the lesser light to rule the night: he made the stars also.  And God set them in the firmament of the heaven to give light upon the earth,  And to rule over the day and over the night, and to divide the light from the darkness: and God saw that it was good.  And the evening and the morning were the fourth day.  And God said, Let the waters bring forth abundantly the moving creature that hath life, and fowl that may fly above the earth in the open firmament of heaven.  And God created great whales, and every living creature that moveth, which the waters brought forth abundantly, after their kind, and every winged fowl after his kind: and God saw that it was good.  And God blessed them, saying, Be fruitful, and multiply, and fill the waters in the seas, and let fowl multiply in the earth.  And the evening and the morning were the fifth day.  And God said, Let the earth bring forth the living creature after his kind, cattle, and creeping thing, and beast of the earth after his kind: and it was so.  And God made the beast of the earth after his kind, and cattle after their kind, and every thing that creepeth upon the earth after his kind: and God saw that it was good.  And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.  So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them.  And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth.  And God said, Behold, I have given you every herb bearing seed, which is upon the face of all the earth, and every tree, in the which is the fruit of a tree yielding seed; to you it shall be for meat.  And to every beast of the earth, and to every fowl of the air, and to every thing that creepeth upon the earth, wherein there is life, I have given every green herb for meat: and it was so.  And God saw every thing that he had made, and, behold, it was very good. And the evening and the morning were the sixth day.

Genesis 1:1‭-‬31 KJV

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And the Lord God took the man, and put him into the garden of Eden to dress it and to keep it.

Genesis 2:15 KJV

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Optimal women’s health with Dr. Bob

​Welcome to your six day plan to better health I hope you all take advantage of this plan and I pray It would change your life greatly!

Begin Your Day With Water

How do you begin your day? Did you know water is valuable to both your body and mind? Water is essential for life and God refers to it in one of the very first Bible verses and multiple times throught Scripture. The human body requires water to function at the cellular level and is necessary for proper digestion and elimination.

So why does God use the illustration of water? Like what water does to our bodies, abiding in Him is essential for our spiritual growth. When you drink the appropriate amount of water each day, you’ll begin to see improvements to your overall health including clear complexion, digestion, and mental clarity. Similarly, when you spend quality time in the presence of God – through prayer, fasting, and spending time in His Word, etc. – you will also notice God’s anointed power since He provides us with enhanced perspective, supernatural peace, and increased capacity.

One way our body tells us we need water is by thirst. Thirst is such an interesting sensation. The more often you feed or satisfy a “thirst”, the more often you tend to want that substance. For instance, the more often you drink water the more often your body will crave it and less of other beverages that might not be as healthy. The more you invest in your relationship with God, His presence will be something you’re thirsty for.

Today, let’s start your day with a glass of water and read up on how God desires us to thirst for Him. Also, check out more about the benefits and usage of water.

And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters.

Genesis 1:2 KJV

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O God, thou art my God; early will I seek thee: my soul thirsteth for thee, my flesh longeth for thee in a dry and thirsty land, where no water is;

Psalms 63:1 KJV

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And the Spirit and the bride say, Come. And let him that heareth say, Come. And let him that is athirst come. And whosoever will, let him take the water of life freely.

Revelation 22:17 KJV

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