I want my husband to live in his 'sweet spot'. I want him to have a career that will enable him to use his talents, a career that will challenge him in a way that will inspire him. I want my husband to go to work, and offer his skills and his natural abilities, and come home satisfied in what he's doing.
I don't want him TO HAVE to work at a place that drains him. I know. I know. Most people that have a career aren't in a career that they truly love. I don't expect him to wake up in the morning saying "YIpEE.... I get to go to work!" I just want him to have something to look forward to. Something that will bring him a reward other than a paycheck at the end of his day or week.
Currently- my oh-so! talented husband is a roofer. It sounds so simplistic. But- it's not. He's an extremely AWESOME roofer- he's an irreplacable asset to his dad's company. Honestly- I've no idea what his dad would do with out Joshua. Not only is my husband a skilled laborer- he's naturally inclined to look at a problem (mechanically) and figure it out- SUCCESSFULLY! I don't think there's been a time that he has been faced with a mechanical malfunction that he's not been successful at fixing it.
You name it!!! He's like that guy from "Slingblade". He can fix it. He can figure it out. He can work it out. It matters NOT what it is. If it won't power up- he'll MAKE it power up. PERIOD! I sound biased????!!!! Well- look- I'm not. It's just the plain ol' matter-of-fact TRUTH.
So? His current job. Roofing.... eh... he can do it- and do it WELL. It just doesn't challenge him. He likes the process of 'rebuilding' and 'reworking' but not the process of driving 4 hours a day in Atlanta traffic, and having to wake up at 4:30 in the morning, and not coming home to rest until after 5 or 6:00 in the evening. He's exhausted. He's drained. He's not in his sweet spot.
I want him to be in his sweet spot. God knows where he should be. And I'm digging in- praying that He will lead my husband to the career that will put him smack dab IN THE MIDDLE of the sweetest spot he could be in.