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Focus Too Much On My Career

Is it wrong to focus a little more on your career plan than on God? This has began to take my focus off the Lord. What should I do?

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 ---Brian on 10/25/06
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Sooner or later, one way or the other, one day your career will come to an end.

Would you rather your career come to an end first, or your relationship with God?
---Jack on 1/14/08


Dear friend, I say work harder, because in doing so you are setting a good example as a worker who serves The Lord, do not be afraid, The Lord can tell you exactly when you work is interfering with your relationship. Work more, read, pray keep your "spiritual" zeal serving The Lord, and work better with your hands so He can bless you more.
---Stephen on 3/11/07


Focusing more on your career plans COULD cause you to focus more on God also...seeking His will, His help, His wisdom.
Perhaps it isn't your career plans that are causing you to change focus. Could it be, instead, that you are letting your career plans fill a void where God used to be?
---Donna2277 on 11/4/06


(Matthew 6:33)
---Mrs._Morgan on 11/3/06


Pecking order:
1) GOD !!!
2) spouse
3) family
4) job
---JIM on 10/26/06




Why would you want to do that since Jesus said, "Apart from me you can do nothing." And "Keep your eyes fixed upon Jesus, the author and finisher of your faith." When Israel turned away from God, that grieved God's heart very much. Can you take 15 minutes in the morning to pray and praise God? And 15 minutes at night to read a scripture or two? And it takes ONE minute to ask God, "What is your will right now for my life?"
---Donna9759 on 10/26/06


My career takes a great anount of time away from my family, and the family was instituated by God. It is a tedious, mundane Job, thankless job, requiring lots of education but offering rather 'low pay.' % years o college, yet I make less than my truck driver brother. I wonder if my job-itself would be considered anti-God, by some here.
---MikeM on 10/25/06


If you would read your question over again you would know the answer as to what to do.
You say because you focus more on your career than on God, God is now in secod place. You ask if this is bad? Bad may not be the word but unwise it is. God should be first in your life and your career plans should be subject to his will/councels! P.
---Pierr5358 on 10/25/06


You put God in your career with you. When we invite God into every area of our lives then He will direct the path it takes and His special touch will be working for us all the time. Pray and praise God without ceasing,which means every second you can, do that and He will always be with you.
---Darlene_1 on 10/25/06


Yes it is wrong, anything put before God in your life becomes your idol. Take some time and talk to God about it, read His word, let Him guide you.
---bethie on 10/25/06




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