What to really focus on at work – quote of the week

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I love this quote – I copied it down a long time ago**, actually, and just came across it again today. What a great reminder of what’s really important at work, in a career, in the office. This way of work does not come naturally to me…

“…a way of work that does not acquire things or amass possessions, but responds to God and develops relationships. People are at the center of Christian work…The character of our work is shaped not by accomplishments or possessions but in the birth of relationship…we invest our energy in people.” -E.H. Peterson

Do you agree? Is this what God wants us to focus on at work?

*Gorgeous picture of a desk, no? It’s from Remodelista.com – a desk designed by architect Peter Pawlak

*from one of my favorite ever books – “A Long Obedience in the Same Direction” by Eugene H. Peterson

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6 Responses to What to really focus on at work – quote of the week

  1. yolochka says:

    This is why i love my job.

  2. Suz says:

    I love it. I do get derailed from this objective, but I believe I strive for this no matter where I am. I would love to live in this freedom every day in my work, every day…

    • The question is how, practically, to stay focused on that….I haven’t figured it out yet….I guess just reminding yourself again and again… (?)

      • Suz says:

        You might put a photo, art piece, or picture in your line of sight to signify your intended frame of mind. Rotate as needed. This was suggested in a wonderful little book called Spirituality at Work by Gregory F A Pierce. I’ve read it a couple of times. Love his insights!

      • great idea! Thanks for the tip…the book sounds like a good one as well!

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