I stuffed over 400 envelopes yesterday. For seven hours, I folded letters, placed them in envelopes, and sealed them. At the end of my eight-hour shift, all I had to show for it was two boxes of filled envelopes. I felt slightly triumphant…but also incredibly disgusted.
While I’m thankful to have a summer internship, I can’t help but feel a little insignificant. As I do my work—whether it’s stuffing envelopes, creating spreadsheets, or labeling papers—I sometimes wonder if I’ll ever do something important with my life. Will I ever get to achieve something valuable or attain true success in my career?
Or will I be stuck at a desk, doing filing and answering phones for the rest of my life?
Of course, I know what the truth is. We are commanded to do everything for God’s glory (1 Corinthians 10:31). We are promised that any work we do for God is not ineffective (1 Corinthians 15:58).
So why does our work still feel mundane and insignificant sometimes?
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