My friend Ed forwarded me
the following slogan that he saw on a bumper sticker:
Many people want to serve God,
but only as advisors.
got me thinking . . . it’s in all of our best interests to
remember that it’s not our job to manage the
So, if we aren’t here to advise God, what
is our job?
Here’s a way to think about answering
Imagine for a moment that the
universe was your employer.
Based on the way you
actually live your life — not on how you wish you did — how
would you answer the following questions on The
Universe’s Job Survey:
- What is your job title?
- What department do you work in?
high ranking are you in your department?
- Do you
have a job description?
- Does your job have fixed
hours or benefits?
The idea of a taking a
personal inventory is as old as religion itself. (* — see note below.) I encourage you
to take 10
minutes to answer the above questions as best you can.
Taking The Universe’s Job Survey will
teach you a lot about yourself and it is just as important as
anything else you could spend 10 minutes
But, it’s just an idea unless you actually do
it. Choosing not to participate in a personalized religion
exercise is like trying to make music by reading a book
about playing the piano.
So, based on the way that
you live your life, how would you answer?