Jobs and roles that drain us of energy can be damaging and deeply demotivating. Jesus wanted to set people free to be themselves, just like He was. He was very critical of the Pharisees’ pretence and unauthentic lifestyles. We can understand why from psychologists who found that those who pretend to be something they are not at work suffer greatly increased tension and stress, fatigue, memory impairment, depression and illness.
The world over, people go to work and use skills and abilities they have invested heavily in obtaining that simply drain them. Being authentic means living in harmony with our god given personality, values, talents, spiritual gifts and interests. For therein God has given us big clues to our life’s calling.
What have you invested heavily in doing that drains you of life and energy?