Jan 28, 2015 / Devotionals

What Worries You?

This week was the start of something new at my workplace as my boss decided to have one-on-one meetings with each of us on the Technology team. I’m blessed to work for a man who truly cares about the people who work under him and pursues ways to make their work environment better.

We had a very unstructured meeting which I enjoyed but one question he asked me stuck with me all day:

“What worries you?”

I didn’t know quite where to begin. There are a lot of things that worry me. I worry about future, my past, my paycheck, my car, my family, my friends, my weekend, my week days, my nights, my mornings…I consider myself a professional worrier at times.

As I thought through it I gave him an answer that I think describes what a lot of people’s worry boils down to. I expressed that my greatest worry right now revolved around finding significance and importance both in my work life and professional life.

This search for significance is what drives my mind early in the morning and late into the night. I want the things I do, the activities I pour my time into, the people I invest in, to all have significance and meaning beyond that moment.

Eternally I hope my life matters. Right now it’s a struggle. I don’t feel like my job or my relationships matter beyond the moment. While my everyday life can seem mundane I’m encouraged by this quote from a book I’m currently reading:

“Do your everyday and your ordinary. Godliness is found and formed in those places. No man or woman greatly used by God has escaped them.”

– Jennie Allen | anything

My life doesn’t have significance and meaning only when I do the big things. I’m called to do the everyday life with purpose – to glorify God. Day after day of doing this leads to a life that has eternal value. Everyday I want to wake up and make the choice to live that day in this manner.