These are some notes I took from David and Jason Benham’s book, “Whatever the Cost”:
“- If you ask us to boil down all the lessons we learned in professional baseball to a simple word, we’d say Identity. It was easy to get caught up in the identity of being a professional athlete. We learned that if you are defined by what you do, then your success or failure at what you do will dictate your self-worth. If you fail, then in your mind you’re a failure. yet nothing could be further from the truth. Its impossible to die to a dream when it defines you.
-One of the biggest dangers for men is to find their identities in what they do as opposed to who they are. When what you do defines you, then your career longings will naturally pull you away from God and from those He’s given to your care. But as Christians we can rest in the fact that we are not defined by the jobs we hold in our hands- we are defined by the One who holds us in His hand.”
What is the place of work in your mind and where do you look to find your self-worth?