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3 Reasons Why I Wasn’t Created To Work Behind A Desk

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Recently, I had applied for a job that would require me to sit behind a desk for a few hours per day.  After a couple of interviews, I was not chosen. 

Was I disappointed?


But two of my friends told me that I don’t belong in a desk job.

I think they’re right.

God did not create me to sit for long periods.

Here are three reasons why:

  1.  I can’t sit still.  I would spin around in my chair while I sit cross legged and shoeless.  I would rock back and forth – kick the desk with my swinging leg – switch legs – swing – kick – spin – bounce my knee up and down -get up and water the plants 5 times a day.  This would drive anyone I would work with crazy.
  2. I’m constantly eating or in search of food.  This is probably a result of problem number one – I need to replenish all the energy that I expend while spinning, knee bouncing and leg swinging.  There would be no such thing as waiting for a lunch break to eat – eating for me happens hourly. All this eating would result in crumbs on the carpet and in between the keyboard keys.  I would always be claiming that my children stopped by and made a mess.
  3. I talk to myself – regularly and often.  Now I’ve been an at home mom for twenty years and haven’t been around adults during the day so I’ve not had to worry too much about letting what I’m thinking come out of my mouth.  This would not go over well if I think out loud about my boss’s ugly tie or my co-workers cheap shoes.

We’re all created to find work we love and that fits with who God made us to be.

I’m a massage therapist, therefore I can be constantly moving and eat after every massage without worrying about getting a keyboard all sticky – and if my client falls asleep…well – then, I’m free to converse with myself.

May the favor of the Lord our God rest on us; establish the work of our hands for us-yes, establish the work of our hands.  ~Psalm 90:17

Yolanda DeLoach (@YolandaDeLoach) is a member of Wesley UMC and through her writing, tries to remind herself to keep life lightVisit Yolanda at her site – come on over!


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