Advent reminds us that the Lord is present, and he keeps us. Because he keeps us, our suffering leads to steadfastness. We are able to rejoice in our vocational trials and tribulations because we worship a Savior who suffered and uses suffering for great good even when we can’t understand it in the moment.
If this is truly “all there is” on any given day to our work, or our lives for that matter, we are indeed in trouble and Ecclesiastes provides as honest and true a description of this truth as can be found. And yet sometimes, when I got to the end of a long day, all that was left was a deep sigh. “Why does this job feel so empty?”
I’d like to explore how people seek satisfaction in their Jobs. There are apparently only 19 percent of the adult workforce that claim that they are extremely satisfied by their work (Barna Group research in 2014). With so many options available, why is it that deep satisfaction is still so illusory?