Holla IBCers!

My name is Danny. I’ve been going to Immanuel for 10 years. Wow, time does fly by fast…

I was born in Chicago and have lived in the Lincoln Park area for most of my life. In my free time I enjoy reading, playing volleyball, traveling, and eating meat.

I currently work at Cars.com as a Senior Advocate. My job primarily involves interviewing potential employees, training new hires, fielding questions from a team of about 10 people, delegating tasks, and ensuring that our daily operations run smoothly. Our team provides technical support for dealers and sales so our day consists of answering a lot of phone calls and responding to emails.

So I wanted to share a few of my struggles and what God has been showing me in recent days. To be honest, work can be depressing at times. I have many days where I ask myself, “What am I doing here?” or I have days where I feel like a robot doing task after task. Like everyone else at work, I can also find myself counting the days to the weekend. Mondays are the worst. Nevertheless, I am always thankful that God has provided me this job and the ability to work.

So how does what I do connect with my Christian faith? Well for me personally, God has used my job to expose a lot of my weaknesses. In recent years, it is through my vocation that God has exposed my selfishness, impatience, and lack of love. It is also through my work that God has taught me a lot about teamwork, training, leadership, and being a man of God.

I’ve been learning that my vocation is not merely about being a hard and faithful worker or being a witness, but it is also about growing in holiness. I can name numerous times where God has used situations in my job to work on a particular area of my life.

I’ve been working full-time for about 4 years now and I always thought that graduating school was the hard part and that once you started working, everything was smooth sailing. I was wrong. There are always new challenges to face and God has reminded me that comfort and peace can only be found in Jesus.

Thanks for reading everyone!

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