Oct 25, 2012

Hair Dryers and Eternal Significance

About This Video

Another encouraging message on work, faith, and calling from Howard Butt Jr. of Laity Lodge. Sometimes it isn't just about recognizing how our work DOES make a difference—it's also about recognizing how it CAN make a difference.

Finding significance in our work is something we spend a lot of time writing, thinking, and praying about here. It's something we're all trying to work out in our own lives, trying to discover the Kingdom in the roles and places we inhabit—and thank God that we do. The beauty of this community is being able to share our discoveries, and our struggles.

But once we have figured this out, and found some measure of significance in our work, do we stop there? Sometimes, yes. Resting in a new-found purpose can be healthy, even necessary. Great things happen, however, after we perceive our purpose, when we begin to pursue it.

Want to hear more? You can find this and dozens of other videos over at The High Calling YouTube Channel

TRANSCRIPT: As a manager for a company that makes hair dryers, Gary believed his organization had no eternal significance.

Then he thought.  He thought about the jobs his company provided—everything from executives to warehouse laborers. The work enabled all of them to provide for their families.

But Gary wanted to make more of a difference. He persuaded the company's president to set aside some of the profits. They formed a foundation benefiting those who had lost their hair due to cancer.

This is Howard Butt, Jr., of Laity Lodge.  Gary gets it! Taking our faith into the workplace makes our work more than just a job. Every day opens new ways to serve others and glorify God . . . in the high calling of our daily work.

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