This is Nate writing; I thought I would take a stab at this one today. The past few years I've been a bit frustrated with the work I've been doing. I had been working for Principal Financial Group, which is a great, ethical company. The responsibilities I had been given in the positions I was in, however, didn't allow me to use the knowledge I'd gained in college, nor did they provide the challenge I was looking for. I seemed to constantly need to remind myself of a verse I'd gone back to many times: "Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men..." (Colossians 3:23). I prayed that God would give me the strength be faithful to that command in that season, but asked that he would eventually give me the opportunity to have a more positive and mentally rigorous work experience.
Today I reported to work at a new company for my first day. I have the opportunity to work on Piper Jaffray's Public Finance team. There will be a lot to learn, but I'm grateful to be using my mind again in an area that interests me. I can happily say I'm excited to go to work tomorrow!