Faith | Work | Culture

Welcome to a new episode of the She Impacts Culture podcast! I’m excited you’re here with me today because I have an important message to share. It’s all about being Placed For A Purpose.

In this episode, we’ll explore the story of Joseph in the Bible, who faced many challenging situations but eventually realized that he was placed for a purpose in his work. Many Christian women in various job roles today need encouragement and guidance, especially when they encounter discouragement or criticism. It’s disheartening to see fellow sisters in faith divided over differing opinions on women’s work roles, with some suggesting women should only stay at home while others label working women as feminists. However, I want to emphasize that God calls each of us to different paths. I hope that today, you will be encouraged and reminded that there’s a purpose for you wherever you are in your journey.

I specifically discuss:

  • How God has placed you where you are for a reason, even if it doesn’t match your original expectations.
  • The importance of standing firm in your faith and values, even when you face challenging situations at work.
  • The idea that you are on a path toward leadership and should strive for excellence even when circumstances are challenging.
  • Understanding that just like Joseph, God is with you and will help you succeed, even when it might not seem that way.

Friends, in closing, I want to leave you with this encouragement: You have been placed for a purpose. Regardless of where your career journey has taken you or where you find yourself today, know that God has a plan and a reason for where you are. As we’ve explored the story of Joseph, we’ve seen how he overcame immense challenges and found purpose in his work. Likewise, you, too, can navigate the ups and downs of your career with confidence and faith. Stand firm in your beliefs, pursue excellence, and trust that God is with you every step, even when the path seems uncertain. Remember, your work is meaningful, and you have the potential to make a significant impact for the Kingdom. Keep trusting God, and may your journey be filled with growth, fulfillment, and God’s unwavering guidance.

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Dr. Jen Bennett is a passionate educator with over two decades of experience. She currently holds the role of Assistant Professor of Entrepreneurship and Endowed Faculty in Business Entrepreneurship at Indiana Wesleyan University (IWU), where she has the privilege and opportunity to build, teach, lead, and empower the next generation of leaders who can make a significant impact in the marketplace.

Beyond academia, Jen has been recognized as one of the “65 Women in Digital You Should Be Following” and selected as one of 55 social media influencers to attend #NASASocial for the Falcon Heavy Rocket Launch. She’s also authored the book, “#BeWorthFollowing,” and is the host of the She Impacts Culture Podcast.

Jen’s passion lies in building, teaching, leadership, and fostering success in others. She equips college students and women to positively impact their communities, providing them with the practical skills they need to thrive in the vocations they’ve been called to.

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