Discussing ministry in the workplace – “Whatever your passion is, that’s your vision”

Mothers Day is just weeks away, did you know that?

Last year I published a book based on the Proverbs 31:10 verse “She is Worth More Than Rubies” and it spoke of the value of a wife and mother in the home.

With the demands we have in life, jobs, interests, needs, etc it is sometimes very hard to focus on our near and dear, those who really have need of us.

Nearly 15 years ago I went through a real struggle, coping with a corporate job and managing a household which consisted of a husband and 5 young daughters. I thought I was going to go crazy and I probably did, because a decision I made back then probably would not have come to fruition if it weren’t for some things that took place in my life to encourage me.  I probably would have continued on oblivious to the changes I could make in my life.

Have you noticed that when you are desperate and leaning towards a particular thought, that other things around you seem to congregate together to reinforce and confirm that thing?

This has been known as a number of things – I like to think of it as the RAS or the reticular activation system – what you think about you are drawn towards. Today many talk of The Secret or the Law of Attraction – it’s the same thing. But this is also a biblical principal as I mentioned in my earlier post at “The Law of Attraction – a Christian View”.

For me, it was simple. I desperately wanted to be at home for my family. I needed to earn an income. I had good skills and needed to find a way I could use them and earn money at home.

I won a coveted prize in my city – Secretary of the Year in 1993 for the state of Victoria (Australia) and this was sponsored by Microsoft. Amongst my prize package was the full MS Office suite of that time.

We didn’t have a PC at home at that stage but I said to my husband if we did, I could work at home.  So we set about shopping for a PC for home – funny but not many people had computers at home in those days. I already had an Atari I used for music and simple databases and typing of stories but now I was moving into the ‘big stuff’.  From that moment on a seed was sown in my head and within 6 months I’d left my safe, secure, government job and was setting up business at home.

I have not looked back – I love being home, I love that I have been here for our daughters as they grew up.  They’re all now in their 20s but have very little recollection of a mum who worked in a job – my ‘job’ was at home where I belonged.

image descriptionGoing back to Mothers Day. The book I mentioned would make a wonderful gift for anyone you know who has the same hankering, the same passion, desire, call it what you will. I do believe that “Worth More Than Rubies” will not only confirm for the reader of their true worth but will also set them on the path to discovering what they can do to return home to work. Now, wouldn’t that make a wonderful Mothers Day gift?

3 Comments so far »

  1. by Jodie, on April 5 2008 @ 3:16 am

     

    The book looks like it is a good read. Where is it available?

    I wanted to let you know that I am having a book giveaway. To enter all you need to do is post ten struggles you face as a Christian woman and also your age. If you have a few minutes, come check out my blog. Thanks and God bless.

  2. by Kathie, on April 6 2008 @ 7:57 pm

     

    Hi Jodie, just click on the link for the book title and you’ll find where you can get it online.

  3. by duke, on April 8 2008 @ 11:26 pm

     

    Peace be with you Kathie, as well as those able to read this message.(if not censored)
    The time has come, the harvest is ripe.
    Make sure to share this with fellow believers.

    The Faithful Witness

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About Author

John 5:17
Jesus said to them, "My Father is always at his work to this very day, and I, too, am working."

My name is Kathie and I live in Melbourne, Australia. I grew up always knowing that God was with me and formally accepted Christ as my Saviour when I was 14 years old. I have had many experiences where God has been involved at my places of work and amongst my work colleagues.

A few years ago I heard the founder of Australian Christian TV speak - I don't remember a lot of his talk but I do remember one particular phrase that has stuck with me ever since. He said "Whatever your passion is, that's your vision" . It struck a chord with me and I realised that the very things that made me passionate are the same things that I do daily in my business, and through those things I know I touch many lives. I believe I am where our Lord wants me to be.

 

I've recently been reading Faith & Work: Do They Mix? by Os Hillman. Excellent book and it was whilst reading it, I got the idea for this blog - and was pleasantly surprised that this domain was waiting for me to purchase. I will be sharing what I've been learning through reading and research in the hope that it will also provide answers to your searches and prayers. Would love to hear from you. Bless you, KMT