Does God want you to be successful?

On this episode of “The Catholic Gentleman,” Sam and John discuss the dignity of work and how to balance the desire for career advancement with your faith. In the episode, the gentlemen explain our daily labor matters more than you might think! They also give great advice on how to get ahead in your career and discern changing your job.

Pride, power, and pleasure are the ideals held by society with work, but it is by pursuing these ideals that we instead find frustration, anxiety, and unhappiness, they say.

In fact, work is foundational to our dignity. Work was one of humanity’s purposes from the beginning and integral to God’s plan. “In the Garden of Eden, God gave Adam and Eve a job to tend and garden, care for creation,” says Sam.

Work is ultimately meant to help us live a Godly life, not lead us away from it. We shouldn’t work “with the goal of just making more money, but with the goal of doing what is good and just in the eyes of the Lord for your family and for your loved ones,” says John.

Our work has inherent value. While the type of job matters, how one carries out their duties reflects their moral and spiritual character. John says that the Church teaches “we actually resemble the visible image of God when we are actively involved in work.”

To support our spiritual growth with professional success, Sam says we should learn to cultivate the virtue of diligence. “We all get tired at work, we all find frustrations at work, but diligence is a virtue that helps us persevere when things get difficult.”

The gentlemen say we just need to “be diligent, be faithful, do your work with joy and care, your success will take care of itself!” 🙌

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“If any one will not work, let him not eat.” Work honors the Creator’s gifts and the talents received from him. (CCC 2427).

In work, the person exercises and fulfills in part the potential inscribed in his nature. (CCC 2428).

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