Saturday, November 14, 2009

What About Careers...?

Just a quick little blog post today ... low on time, but overflowing in what-ifs!

What if success has nothing to do with dollars, prestige, accomplishments, attainments & accumulations ... and everything to do with going to sleep each night, knowing that our talents and abilities were used in a way that served and blessed others ...?

What if our careers are a "secret deployment" into the unawakened world, all about learning how to put love first ...?

What if the pertinent career-question is *not* "what should I do?" but "when I do anything, how should I do it...?"

What if we each have a specific role to play in God's plan for humanity ... and what if it's not our job to *make* it happen ... but to respond to what's revealed, trusting that if we have certain gifts/longings/desires, God put them IN us, and is able to provide us the means to accomplish it ..?

What if sharing our gifts is what makes us happy? What if this is not only OK with God, but what He put us here to do ...?

What if we prayed this:

Dear God, please reveal my life's purpose ... please use me as an instrument of Your peace. Thank You for my talents and abilities -- show me how to use them to spread love. I surrender my job, my career, my gifts, to YOU. Help me to remember that my REAL job is to love the world into awakenedness and healing. Thank You that You ARE unfolding this, in and through me."

Anyone want to join me in that prayer...?

Shalom, Dena


Anonymous said...

Hi! I found information about Deployment of talent on the website of a company called Ascentador

Dena said...

That's very cool, Jane ... very much in keeping with how I'm seeing things - thanks!

I see that it's based in the UK ... wondering what other nations are thinking this way...?

Sue said...

Yeah. Course I'll join you on that one :)

MysticBrit said...

I think somehow that you are very probably right, Dena. Sorta Kinda Absolutely:)

It's not what you do, it's the way that you do it...

The only way I'd argue with you (shock horror) is that I don't see God as 'using' us, but as God - Love - working out It's (His) inevitable perfect course through us, His 'expressions' of Himself. All Creation does this, but it appears that we are one 'Love-Expression' which can be actually aware that this is going on, and actively participate in the process.

Being made in Love's image our very nature is to give, so it's in giving we are totally fulfilled. For this we came, and all Creation rejoices and benefits when we do. My experience tells me so.

Make sense?

Dena said...

Yup ... makes sense.

"using" is a loaded word ... but I'm seeing it transformed ... seeing it as you're describing it.

But I understand how the word has been misUSED before...


MysticBrit said...

I thought that's what you meant:)

'Used' sounds, simply, impersonal, when what we're talking about here is the polar opposite!

Transformed and transforming, by our own conscious choice, by opening our eyes to Reality, and responding from our very centre.