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When you are doing God’s work, there is no such thing as a big job or a little job.

My job title sounds glamorous at first glance. I am incredibly blessed to work with many different ministries and businesses every day, travel, and see what God is doing all around the world.

It would be tempting to call that my “big” job.

But to be honest, my life is mostly composed of what it would be common to call “little” jobs.

I have an app on my computer called RescueTime that tracks where I am spending my time. It’s fascinating to go back and see where the days go.

Occasionally I see a few surprises, like when I discovered my #1 activity in 2017.

It wasn’t traveling, it wasn’t consulting, and it wasn’t even web design.

My number one activity of 2017 was email.

I spent 346 hours reading or replying to emails.

That is the equivalent of two months of 8-hour work days, sitting behind my screen, henpecking away.

Usually I would be tempted to call that a waste of time, download some new productivity app to streamline or make it a goal to reduce that number by half in 2018, but today I’m not.

Instead, I’m learning that I need to embrace that number because every “little” job—-and every “little” email—-matters in God’s eyes.

A “little” job can help someone discover their God-given vision.

A “little” job can help someone share their God-given voice.

A “little” job can help someone fulfill their God-given mission.

So the next time you and I are tempted to begrudge the little jobs in life, let’s remember that in God’s eyes, there’s no such thing.

It all matters to Him.

“Let every man abide in the calling wherein he is called and his work will be as sacred as the work of the ministry. It is not what a man does that determines whether his work is sacred or secular, it is why he does it.”
A.W. Tozer

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Aaress Lawless

Aaress enjoys helping small businesses and ministries, having budget travel adventures with friends, and blogging about life lessons on Instagram.

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