Do you know the difference between your JOB and your Work?

Did you know that there is a difference between your Job and your Work? Most of us are so focused on our jobs we are not putting enough time to find out what our God-given work is.

Your job is not your work, but your work can be your job. Everyone was placed in this planet for a purpose and have work that they need to perform. The real job should be finding out what your work is.

The Difference

JOB

  • Your Job is what you are employed to do.
  • Your Job needs training.
  • You may need to learn specialised skills to do your Job.
  • You can get fired and retire from your Job.

WORK

  • Your Work is what you are deployed to do.
  • You are born with the gift to do your Work
  • Your Work is driven by a purpose.
  • You cannot retire or get fired from your Work

So, your Job is not your Work, but your Work can become your Job. Your Job pays the bills and your Work fulfills your purpose.

Obvious examples of people who can say that their work is their job are mostly pastors, nurses and teachers but not limited to that. These kinds of jobs are usually done by people who have a what we refer to as a ‘Calling’.

Ordinary people usually don’t know what their ‘Calling’ is and, chances are they will go on the rest of their lives having achieved great things in their careers but not being fully fulfilled. This is because they would still have a void inside them that still needs to be filled.

Have you seen how someone old who has retired starting a new career or hobby that is different to what they have been doing most of their lives? It is usually the things that they have always wanted to do but, had time and money constraints and restrictions.

How do you find your Work Purpose?

  1. Take note of the qualities you like to express most – First, ask yourself, what are the qualities I most enjoy expressing in the world? Mine are fulfillment and joy.Second, ask yourself, what are two ways I most enjoy expressing these qualities? Mine are inspiring and empowering people. I love to inspire people with the incredible stories and success strategies that I tell in my blogs and seminars. I one day want to take my messages into books. These kinds of strategies empower people and that they can apply in their own lives.
  1. Take action – When you figure out what you enjoy doing, you need to start doing it, whether you feel ready or not. The best way for you to get clarity on your purpose is to start, then perfect the process as you go along. The more we act, the more we get clear on things. So instead of overthinking it, Will this work out? Should I try it? What if I don’t like it? What if I don’t make money at it? Start taking steps toward your goals and start trying new things.
  2. Be open minded and mind your surroundings – Try out new things, get yourself out of the box and see what else is out there. You might be surprised how this can help you know yourself better, stimulate some sort of creativity, increase your self-confidence and a chance to find new exciting opportunities.
  3. Follow your inner guidance – listen to what your heart is telling you. Your inner voice can be your guide to what work you need to perform in this world.
  4. Align your goals with your purpose – We’re all gifted with a set of talents and interests that tell us what we’re supposed to be doing. Once you know what your life purpose is, organize all your activities around it. Everything you do should be an expression of your purpose. If an activity or goal doesn’t fit that formula, don’t work on it.

Aligning with your purpose is most critical when setting professional goals. When it comes to personal goals, you have more flexibility. Your life doesn’t have to make a 180 degrees change, but you can make changes bit by bit.

Are you just doing your JOB or have you what your Work is? If you have,  have you started taking steps towards it?

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You were created for something awesome, find your Purpose!