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Meaningless! Utterly meaningless!

Even the bible says so.

I am refering to my work.

It’s funny how we were so eager to get into “action” after graduation. Little did we know that, in exchange for a monthly wage, we loose such big part of our lives. I know I may sound melo-dramatic, but I guess I am in a stage where at the end of a exhausted day at work, I ask “is this what life is all about?”

Perhaps it’s monday blues.

Pastor Wong’s sermon saved the day….as always. In his message, he raised the issue of our calling and our vocation. Not everyone is called to be a fulltime worker, but everyone has a calling.

Like Moses, I feel inadequate. Good thing to know that if He can empower Moses to be eloquent, so can I be empowered. I am encouraged by Ps. Wong’s sermon that I am, in a small way, contributing and advancing to God’s kingdom with the fruit of my labour.

Work can be meaningless…but it won’t be if we know who we are really working for! =)

3 comment(s) to this post

Good reminder…thanks Mei Sin =)

#1Ju Lian  ::  10 November 2009, 11:12  ::  #

It will be good to read the whole book of Ecclesiates from which you have echoed the words, ‘meaningless, utterly meaningless’. The author takes you through the apparent ‘futility’ of life, but he ends on a positive note:

13 Now all has been heard;
here is the conclusion of the matter:
Fear God and keep his commandments,
for this is the whole [duty] of man.
14 For God will bring every deed into judgment,
including every hidden thing,
whether it is good or evil.
Eccl 12:13-14

Ultimately, the most important as well as the most meaningful thing in life is to ‘fear God and keep his commandments’. This is not to say that the routine things in life are not important – for EVERY deed will be brought into judgment. We will not only be judged on our devotion to God but also on how we actually conduct ourselves in the everyday affairs of life, no matter how meaningless they may appear to us!

#2Pa  ::  10 November 2009, 22:05  ::  #

Sometimes need to consciously switch off from work. Especially if you have perfectionist or workaholic tendencies, otherwise will feel the way you do. And there is definitely more to life, don’t loose sight of what is important, ppl around u. On a separate note, am sure that your contribution at cf at work is notable and delights god. Press on ;)

#3Hlpe  ::  11 November 2009, 00:39  ::  #

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