“What Do YOU Do?”

So there I was, minding my own business, waiting for my team member in the hallway of the Campus House. As I marked the latest room off our list, I noticed a little 5- or 6-year-old girl watching me. Her big beautiful brown eyes were giving my worn blue smock a once-over with a confused face.

“So what do you do?” she asked, crossing her arms over her glitter-adorned princess sweatshirt.

“Well, I am a maid; I clean rooms all day,” I responded.

Those beautiful eyes of hers became huge circles and her face a picture of pure horror. She took a couple steps closer to me, stared up at my face, and whispered, “Did you get in trouble, too?”

This innocent question by a curious little girl absolutely made my day! Through the eyes of a child, cleaning rooms can seem like a punishment, but to me, my job at Campus House is a great opportunity. Sometimes it can be a challenge to want to clock in every day knowing that you have homework due, a paper to write, or a myriad of other things on your mind. I know that so often I fall into this category, so I wanted to encourage those of you who may be struggling with the same thing.

Work is a blessing. Yes, a blessing. Last semester, my work shift was early in the morning, and I struggled finding joy in waking up early every day until my mother helped me to realize something. God had placed me in the exact location where He wanted me to be, He had a specific reason for my being there, and I needed to rely on Him to show me His reason. He definitely showed me that reason, and I actually grew to enjoy my job. This semester has been the same way, and I love working at Campus House with all the great co-workers He has given me.

Before you pray and ask God to give you a love for your job, thank Him for the opportunity He has given you. As part of the Work Assistance program here at PCC, we are truly blessed to have a way to work our way through school—be sure to thank the Lord for this opportunity. 🙂  Your job may not be glamorous or exciting, but God has a sure plan for you. Trust Him! Before you go to work tomorrow, ask yourself, “What do you do?”

“And whatsoever ye do, do it heartily, as to the Lord.” (Col. 3:23)

5 Responses

  1. kaylee gfeller

    Wow, what an inspiration to do my work every moment for the glory of God. I definitely tend to put my focus more on getting out of work than doing my work to my very best ability. I don’t have to be completely bubbly and happy at work all the time either; some days I can’t feel that way and it is in those times that God reminds me I can at any moment pray to Him. And when I pray He gives me strength to be for Him who I never thought I could be.

  2. Daniel Kim

    As a GA, I got to know several students from working at the Distribution Center. I thank God for opportunity to interact with them not only in the Distribution Center, but also outside of it as well. The majority of my new friends that I have made this year are from work.

  3. Colleen

    that’s so awesome! Making memories like this one really do make working at Campus House totally worth it! 🙂

  4. Alyssa

    That is so true! It took me a whole year working there and a couple summer jobs before I fully realized and appreciated what a gift work truly is! When you decide to be thankful for the opportunity God has given you, you find you enjoy it so much! Thanks Sonja 🙂

  5. Rachael V

    Being a college student and working all at the same time is definitely a challenge. Sometimes we tend to ask God why. Why did you place us here? Why do I have to work? Why, why why? Instead we should be thankful to God for all that he has done in our lives and for giving us such a great opportunity to work here on campus. God has honestly blessed me so much with working at Campus House.Honestly you girls have no idea how much of a blessing you all have been in my life. I love you all and Sonja, thanks for the reminder to be grateful and thank God always.

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