Wisdom-Trek / Creating a Legacy
Welcome to Day 1220 of our Wisdom-Trek, and thank you for joining me.
This is Guthrie Chamberlain, Your Guide to Wisdom
Love Your Work – Wisdom Unplugged
Wisdom – the final frontier to true knowledge. Welcome to Wisdom-Trek where our mission is to create a legacy of wisdom, to seek out discernment and insights, and to boldly grow where few have chosen to grow before.
Hello, my friend, I am Guthrie Chamberlain, your captain on our journey to increase wisdom and create a living legacy. Thank you for joining us today as we explore wisdom on our 2nd millennium of podcasts. This is Day 1220 of our trek, and it is time for our 3-minute mini trek called Wisdom Unplugged. This short nugget of wisdom includes an inspirational quote with a little bit of additional content for today’s trek. Consider this your vitamin supplement of wisdom for today. So let’s jump right in with today’s nugget.
Today’s quote is from Robert Louis Stevenson, and it is, “If a man loves the labor of any trade, apart from any question of success or fame, then God has called him.”
Love Your Work
Maybe we should redefine what true success and fame are. If you enjoy, yes I might add, love your work, regardless of how financially rewarding or attention-grabbing it is, shouldn’t you be considered a success, as you bask in the satisfaction of a job well done? This thought reminds me of two verses in the Bible that the wisest man on earth, King Solomon, wrote. The first is Ecclesiastes 2:24, “So I decided there is nothing better than to enjoy food and drink and to find satisfaction in work. Then I realized that these pleasures are from the hand of God.” The second one is Ecclesiastes 5:18, “Even so, I have noticed one thing, at least, that is good. It is good for people to eat, drink, and enjoy their work under the sun during the short life God has given them, and to accept their lot in life.”
To be satisfied and content with your work and life, regardless of your status, regardless of what others may think, regardless of the size of your bank account…is a life well-lived.
God has created each of us uniquely with certain abilities, talents, intellect, and gifts. We should rejoice in how He created us. We are only responsible for how we utilize what God has blessed us with. We are not to compare ourselves to anyone else. God desires that we live fully as we work together building His kingdom here on earth. As you are faithful and content with what you have, God may provide you with more. This basic principle is found in Luke 16:10,“If you are faithful in little things, you will be faithful in large ones. But if you are dishonest in little things, you won’t be honest with greater responsibilities.”
Learn to love and enjoy what you already do. It is then that you will find contentment, success, and fame.
That’s a wrap for today’s Wisdom Unplugged quote. If you would like free access to my database of over 11,000 inspirational quotes, the link is available on the main page of Wisdom-Trek.com. As you enjoy these nuggets of wisdom, encourage your friends and family to join us and then come along tomorrow for another day of our Wisdom-Trek, Creating a Legacy.
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Thank you for allowing me to be your guide, mentor, and most of all, your friend as I serve you through the Wisdom-Trek podcast and journal.
As we take this trek together, let us always:
- Live Abundantly (Fully)
- Love Unconditionally
- Listen Intentionally
- Learn Continuously
- Lend to others Generously
- Lead with Integrity
- Leave a Living Legacy Each Day
I am Guthrie Chamberlain reminding you to Keep Moving Forward, Enjoy Your Journey, and Create a Great Day Everyday! See you tomorrow for Worldview Wednesday!