Posted by Steve Marr in Untagged
When we are paid to do a job, the boss believes the work assigned is important and warrants your efforts. King Solomon wrote "In all labor there is profit" (Proverbs 14:23 NASB). Therefore, any work or job has some significance.
Any job that produces a paycheck is valuable, to you and your family. If we're bored with our work, we need to stay focused.
A new paper delivery person may think the work matters little. However, those receiving the paper may take action based on receiving that paper. No delivery today and perhaps one person fails to get a job that was advertised, another reads a storm warning and is careful while another reads about a medical condition and seeks treatment before it’s too late. To these people, the simple delivery of a paper was important even when you don't see the result.
We need to work, by faith, in the belief all work does have meaning. We may not like the work or hate the job but we need to understand the work is important, to someone and the Lord.
Our responsibility is to be diligent and to follow through faithfully with our tasks. Many people have toiled at jobs they felt were useless, but they still were diligent and put forth a consistent effort. After time, they were promoted and received raises, based on the long-term efforts.
If you want more responsibility, ask your boss what additional projects or work you could take on. Most bosses would be delighted, and you will then grow your career.