Labor Day Wisdom: Billy Graham’s Answers on Work, Purpose

By   •   September 1, 2017   •   Topics: ,

As the nation recognizes Labor Day, questions about careers and the value of work are on the minds of many. Over the years in his “My Answer” column, Billy Graham has touched on topics ranging from retirement and unemployment to changing jobs and finding purpose. You might find a situation similar to your own in this compilation.

I have one goal in life, and that’s to retire at the age of 50. A couple of my friends say this isn’t a very good goal, but why not? I work hard right now, and I deserve to quit working whenever I want to.
>> Read Billy Graham’s answer

I’ve been unemployed for over a year, and I’ve given up even looking for a job. My life seems so hopeless. All I do is sit around the house and watch television while my wife nags me to get a job. How can I get out of this pit?
>> Read Billy Graham’s answer

My nephew refuses to look for a job because he says he knows what God wants him to do, and until God leads him to the right job, it would be wrong for him to take another. But he’s mainly depending on his mother-in-law to support his family. Is this right?
>> Read Billy Graham’s answer

I work in the emergency room of our local hospital, and to be honest, I’m about burned out. I get very discouraged because most of the people who come here are here because of their own bad decisions — too much drinking, drugs, fighting, you name it. We patch them up, but two weeks later they’re back. Why bother? Should I change careers?
>> Read Billy Graham’s Answer

I’ll graduate from college at the end of the summer, and I don’t have a clue what I’m going to do. Does God care about things like this?
>> Read Billy Graham’s Answer

Feel lost or unfulfilled at your job? Give your work to God.

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