“Now there are varieties of gifts,” the Apostle Paul writes in his first letter to the Corinthians, “but the same Spirit; and there are varieties of working, but it is the same God who inspires them all in everyone.”
This is an appropriate reminder as we appreciate, on a daily basis, the important role that our employment plays in our lives – a role far more important than simply providing a source of income. The work we are given to do is uniquely ours. It has no significance in and of itself; its significance is in how it impacts our spiritual journey. And that is true no matter what that work might be – street sweeper or President of the United States.
The only importance of any work is the extent to which it furthers our own spiritual awareness and contributes to the greater spiritual good through our collective consciousness. That spiritual awareness and growth constitute the “same Spirit” to which Paul refers.
So long as this spiritual purpose stays foremost in consciousness we can have great and joyful freedom in terms of what work we choose. But if the job ever becomes an end in itself, then – no matter how exalted it may appear to us or to others – it needs to be reevaluated.
Today I pause to appreciate the work I do and its spiritual benefits to myself, and to others. I remember, too, that it is not my work that is my Source. I AM is my Source.