I am so grateful for the opportunity to work in a job I love, surrounded by a group of individuals I deeply respect, who are united with a common purpose that truly serves companies and changes lives.
It also doesn’t hurt that the base of our operations is an abandoned fire station on 6th avenue in historic downtown Franklin. I have a standing desk that provides a great view outside, via the bay windows of our renovated garage doors, and I make most of my business calls outdoors. Our office is within walking distance from the 5-Points Starbucks, so I have a daily view of history as I sip my morning jolt of java… a blessing I don’t ever want to take for granted.
Provisions Group had humble beginnings, fueled by the compelling vision of our Founding Partner, Mark Freeman, to change people’s lives by putting them to work in jobs they love. Since 2003, the company has grown immensely and now offers strategy and talent to the largest healthcare companies in the U.S.
Though our firm has grown in size, the integrity of our purpose and our process has stayed fully in-tact. Mark has consistently led our growing team in prayer and the pursuit of excellence for the clients we serve, the consultants we employ, and the candidates we interact with. It’s a wonderful privilege to partner together in our common mission.
Simply put, I love my job.
As I approach each work week, I’m often reminded of these words from Wisdom Literature:
“There is nothing better for a person than that he should eat and drink and find enjoyment in his toil. This also, I saw, is from the hand of God, for apart from him who can eat or who can have enjoyment? For to the one who pleases him God has given wisdom and knowledge and joy” (Ecclesiastes 2:24-26)
To enjoy your work is a gift from God.
To help others find meaningful work that they enjoy is quite a gift, as well.
So, I am thankful that The Gospel Coalition has featured Provisions Group in the Faith and Work Series of their TGCvocation Column. I hope you enjoy the article and that you, too, find enjoyment in the work you do.