So I am sure you have noticed the obsession our world has with chasing money. Especially rappers they love the money but the money tends to find them due to their ability to be pure awesome. Since I am not a rapper I don’t have an SUV with 24′s, gold teeth or an obsession with showboating my cash flow. I am a pretty normal Canadian working on my career and trying to make a good living.
After a few years, a job move and a promotion or two I realized that with some hard work it would be possible to finally reach my goal salary. I had a taste of “the money”. This is when things got complicated. Most people have a money goal that would make them “happy”. I have that goal in my head and for now its going to stay there ( I have big goals!). I switched companies, bam got a raise! Had an annual review, bam got a raise! Got a promotion, bam got a raise! I had a case of the raise fever! Since I work in a stable industry there is always opportunity to move up or go to another company and I soon became pretty obsessed with chasing the money. I always was on the lookout for my next move, just waiting for the opportunity that would propel me to my end goal!
Between 2009 & 2010 I would suggest I had about 30 interviews. The jobs I wanted I didn’t get, the jobs I didn’t want were an open invitation. I was constantly looking for a new job until one day my wife said, “seriously John stop interviewing, obviously God doesn’t want you to get another job, take a hint.” That’s probably a paraphrase but she had good point and it got me thinking. I had been so busy chasing money that I had not really stopped and asked God what he wanted me to do. It’s not that I am a believer of just sitting around waiting but I had not really considered taking it to God first or at least checking with him along the way. I had got so caught up in trying to do it myself I failed to recognize God and what he was trying to do.
Oh, how easy it is to go through our life mindlessly chasing our desires instead of walking and enjoying our journey. (good chance I have said something like this in an interview) Its always a good idea to take a moment or two to evaluate what we are doing and see if it lines up with God’s actual plan.