Few of us need any convincing that work can be difficult, hard, and frustrating. How does the Christian faith address the problems of work? Not by offering a solution from them, but rather a way of navigating through them. And the starting point is understanding the ultimate problem of work, that is, the problem behind these problems.
Frustration at work
Watch the second two talks in the series Your work in God's story, exploring what the problem behind the problems of our daily labour is.
What difference should being a Christian make to how we approach the office kitchen? Here are three suggestions.
Why is work so frustrating? Listen to Life @ Work director Andrew Laird interviewing Kara Martin (Ridley Marketplace Institute) about this topic.
"If you can make your hobby your profession, you never have to work another day in your life" (Cadel Evans). Is this the key to solving my frustrations with work?
Will we work in heaven? Or is it simply something to fill our waking hours while we wait for Jesus' return? You might be surprised by these reflections, based on thoughts by Timothy Keller...
One of God’s original purposes for work was not so much that we would “love our work” – He certainly did intend that for us. But more than loving our work God intended that we would “love others by our work”...
How does the Christian faith help us navigate the frustrations of work? In this short clip Life@Work director Andrew Laird proposes one answer - acknowledge that this world is groaning, but rather than constantly grumbling, be grateful for what God has planned for the future.
Watch the full talk here.
How does the Christian faith help us navigate the frustrations of work? In this Life@Work presentation, director Andrew Laird explains why work is very often frustrating and outlines practical ways of navigating those frustrations.
It hardly needs to be said, but work is often frustrating. There’s the frustration of interruptions from colleagues; “If only I could get a couple of hours free from distractions I could really get something useful done”. There’s the frustration of feeling like your talents aren’t being put to good use; an opportunity or responsibility you would love is given to a work mate instead.