It's lonely at the top. The dream of climbing the ladder to success is more often than not a distress-ridden nightmare.
You invest more than one-third of your life at work. Punch the clock, turn on the computer, start your engines at 8 a.m., rest a few minutes at noon, but keep your mind and body in gear till the sun has set. Then tomorrow—repeat. Sound familiar?
So how can your relationship with God grow in all this? The easy temptation is to separate your life into two parts: career—public; faith—private.
But considering how much of your life you spend engaged in your career, perhaps that is the ideal place to grow in your relationship with Christ.
Once a person has chosen to put God on the shelf, how does he or she define success? What things measure our status and tend to control us until a crisis finally wakes us up?
Why did Chuck Swindoll choose his friend Johnny Koons for a chat about his Living on the Ragged Edge series? Learn a little about Johnny’s career and his exposure to real-life issues.
With pitfalls around every corner, it is wise to take a fresh look at the qualities of godly womanhood provided by the book of Proverbs.
Go ahead…tell me what's eating away at you,” I urged. “Well, I don't know how I should say these things, Chuck. But I can't just ignore them either. The fact is, I'm concerned.
God is more concerned about our hearts and our being, more than He is about our doing—who we are as opposed to what we do. That sounds pretty radical.
I want to pass along some thoughts by way of four simple reminders. Let's call them “commandments,” which apply to anyone graduating—as well as to those of us who graduated years ago.
We need to set our sights on ministering and making a difference to those whose paths we cross each and every day—the unbelievers we work with, who live next door, who come into our lives.
No matter what the situation, people in every generation and age group have struggled with a lack of gratitude and feelings of entitlement. We have a long history of pride, narcissism, and faithlessness.