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What does your soul see?
When What You See Doesn't Satisfy
I stood up for justice and the right; don’t leave me to the mercy of my oppressors. Take the side of your servant, good God; don’t let the godless take advantage of me. I can’t keep my eyes open any longer, waiting for you to keep your promise to set everything right. ~Psalms 119:121-128 The Message Translation
A young millennial had grown frustrated with his employment and his employer. Committed to his work, began to feel the company was not committed to him. Work ethic, above standard. Paycheck, below standard. Finally, he decided to leave.
He wrote the vision. Mapped out his plan and trained to branch out into a more lucrative field all the while continuing to work for a company who didn't see him. But his exit strategy continued to backfire.
He's capable, qualified. Educated. And yet, what he sees doesn't still satisfy. Why can't he break free from this stronghold?
One day while going through the motions at work, he found himself encouraging a young mother trying to figure out the next steps of her career. A similar conversation occurred with someone else later that week. A pattern started to form, one that calmed his inner storm and opened his eyes to something bigger than himself.
In this space, God was using him to help birth better in other people's lives.
Neither his company's compensation nor appreciation for his work changed, but he did.
He found victory in the smiles on his employee's faces.
He celebrated the light in their eyes when he spoke into their futures.
He began to understand why he was still there.
Nothing about his situation had changed except him.
Eyesight or Insight?
Let your love dictate how you deal with me; teach me from your textbook on life. ~Verse 124