Yesterday it hit me that I really like my job. I've come to a point where I no longer live for the weekends or even 4:45pm. I don't wake up in the morning and dread going to work. This was a peaceful realization to come to because it wasn't that long ago when I was feeling lost, confused and unsure about my job choice. Now I would even go so far as to say that I'm content in my work. No job is perfect and mine sure has its ups and downs but when I seize on the big picture, I'm grateful to be here.
Then today hits and I'm challenged in my assertion that I'm truly content here. I feel discouraged & frustrated and my inclination is to shut down and not engage. Obviously, that is an immature response that I'm fighting with all that I have. I need to remember the big picture. I need to take hold of the reasons why I work at this job and why, yesterday, I thought I was content here. My work here has its ups and downs and right now I'm in the "downs". And so I will fight the discouragement and the frustration and I will keep my eyes focused on the big picture of what God has given me to do here.