Living A Seamless Life From Sunday To Monday Is Often Frustrating

You may experience a variety of frustrations with your work and faith. It isn’t always obvious that work and faith can go together. Here is a list of 42 frustrations I have heard expressed by people of faith about the tension between their work and their faith and the difficulty of living a seamless life between the two.

I want to make the blogs I write more targeted. I want to equip you so that you can be frustration free and live a seamless life from Sunday to Monday.  You can help me do that.

The Transition Between Faith And Work Often Isn't Seamless

The Transition Between Faith And Work Often Isn’t Seamless

Here is my ask to you: Please look through this list of 42 frustrations. Then scroll down to the comments section below and leave a list of your top five  numbers. Something like this: 1, 18, 21, 36, 38, 41.

  1. I know what I am good at but I think God wants something else from me.
  2. I should be doing real ministry rather than this job.
  3. I don’t know why my work matters.
  4. I am Isolated: I do not have anyone in my life to encourage me and help me engage my faith at work.
  5. I can’t achieve a seamless life between Sunday and Monday.
  6. I love the work I do, but I don’t know how my faith connects to my work.
  7. I am frustrated with getting no results from trying to balance work and faith.
  8. I don’t know how to get better results in business with Biblical principles. Is it possible?
  9. I am discontent: neither my faith nor my career is growing.
  10. I don’t know how to get greater fulfillment for either my work and or faith.
  11. I don’t know how to find deeper peace of mind.
  12. I don’t know how to invigorate my career & lifestyle. Something is missing.
  13. I don’t know how to gain higher levels of achievement & self-satisfaction without stepping away from God.
  14. I am not seeking and hearing God when making (work) decisions. I don’t know how.
  15. I struggle to manage my time and this hinders my productivity, increases tension, and hampers my witness.
  16. I am incapable of resolving conflict involving office politics, gossip, slander, favoritism, and unfounded criticism.
  17. I am not narrowing my focus each day by setting clear limits and boundaries on my ambitions, so that work doesn’t take over my life.
  18. I am frustrated trying to live the Christian life in a way that makes a real difference.
  19. I do not manage stress and discouragement by practicing the principle of rest and recreation.
  20. My work seems to lack spiritual value. Should I change jobs?
  21. I don’t know what I am supposed to be doing.
  22. My heart is not connected to my work; there has to be a way to connect my heart and my hand.
  23. I have difficulty knowing and believing God cares about the work I do.
  24. I don’t know how to overcome faith stereotypes without compromising my faith.
  25. I don’t see that my work has purpose.
  26. I don’t know how to do work that matters.
  27. My God-given talents, passions and temperament are not aligned in my present job. I don’t know how to align them.
  28. I don’t know how to use my job to express my calling.
  29. How do I honor God in my calling?
  30. How do I determine my calling?
  31. I don’t know how to determine what I am called to do. I feel trapped between two competing worlds, faith and work.
  32. I don’t know how to serve God in a way that matters to Him.
  33. I don’t know how to honor/serve God where I am.
  34. My life is too Compartmentalized: work, family, pleasure, and faith don’t seem related and compete for my time.
  35. My life is divided: my spiritual life is one aspect; my faith another. How do I achieve a work/faith balance?
  36. I don’t know how to live out my faith in the workplace without compromising my integrity.
  37. I am not managing all my resources (i.e., time, energy, talent, money) in a way that reflects God’s perspective.
  38. I don’t know how to managing all my resources (i.e., time, energy, talent, money) in a way that reflects God’s perspective.
  39. I don’t see any eternal significance connected to my actual work.
  40. Creativity is a luxury I can’t afford: neither God nor my work is interested in it.
  41. I don’t know how to apply Biblical principals to my work. They don’t seem connected.
  42. I don’t know enough about the Bible to apply it to my work.

The list is overwhelming, isn’t it? Don’t settle for frustration and overwhelm. Let me help. Help me know how to help you better by going to the comments section below and leave me a list of your top five  numbers. Something like this: 1, 18, 21, 36, 38, 41. If you have a frustration that isn’t on the list, please write it after your top five. You aren’t the only one with your frustration.

Thanks for helping me help you become less frustrated with either your work or your faith.

Charlie
Chief Engagement Officer