So I’m struggling with re-evaluating my goals and priorities. I’ve always been one to set a lot of goals. Big goals little goals, short-term, long-term, you name it I’m a goals kind of guy. Over the past ten to fifteen years I’ve become pretty good at it. Now that’s not to say I’ve been great at achieving all of them, and sometimes I’ve gone to redo them at the end of the year and some things that I thought were so important the previous year don’t make my top twenty the next or they evolve, but overall I’ve been pretty good about achieving them, until this past year.
After the first year, which wasn’t bad, I regularly made around six figures . Not bad for a guy with a high school education. I regularly patted myself on the back. “Look at me” from the clothes, cars, house even relationships, not that any of these are bad in and of themselves.
What really matters?
But now I am wondering if all of this hasn’t been, if not a waste of time, at least a focus on things that don’t bring as much satisfaction as I thought they would. Now don’t get me wrong, I love what I do for a living, real estate consulting if you must know. I enjoy it, I’m pretty good at it, and I do feel like what I do is important. But what is the motivation behind what I’m doing?
The bible says what ever you do, do it as unto the Lord. So is it because of not doing it as if unto God? Would I do it different if when I looked at a client, instead of seeing a person, I saw God. Would I prepare more? Use different words? Have a different approach, or priorities.
How do I do my job as if unto The Lord? To view every person that I work with or for as if I am working for God, because I am, seems almost overwhelming, but I am instructed to be a witness for Christ.
Do you see your self as working for God in the day-to-day actions? What would you do different if it was God standing in front of you instead of some rude jerk?