Job or Calling?

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Colossians 3:23-24 (NIV)

23 Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters, 24 since you know that you will receive an inheritance from the Lord as a reward. It is the Lord Christ you are serving.

When we have an incredible calling on our lives, as all believers do, it can become all to easy to expect work that is equally incredible.  So when believers find themselves waiting to hear back about a job offer for a position they think is less than exciting, many people simply don’t give it a chance.  Instead, they excuse themselves from the process and go on hoping that something better will come along.  Have you ever passed on a job offer because it didn’t feel right or you weren’t sure whether it was your calling?  Sometimes that may be the wise thing to do, but not necessarily in every case.

Many Christians confuse job and calling, and a few consequently miss out on important work opportunities because they are waiting for a particular position or job title.  The truth is, though, that our calling is not limited to a particular job.  It does not occur only from 9 to 5, nor is it part-time or seasonal.  A calling is every day, all day, and in every place we go.  It is comprehensive and extends to everything we do.  It’s primarily about our identity in Christ.

I think that sometimes we can fall into the trap of being too choosy when it comes to our job.  We can live out our calling in almost any job we are involved in.  There are some exceptions to this, but they are pretty rare.

When we pass up jobs because we think they aren’t right, we may be missing opportunities to share the love of Christ with our potential co-workers.  We certainly need missionaries to share the gospel around the world, but we also need missionaries around town.  Maybe God needs you at that place you are considering for a job.

Your calling is not defined by your vocation, but by how you function within that vocation.

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About wmarsau

Most of the people who visit this blog already know me so it is kind of pointless to try to describe my life in this short little blurb. What is the purpose of this blog is the question. Over the course of this last year I have been exposed to some amazing people and have made personal development an important focus of my life. Being successful, not by the world's standards, but by God's has become my main focus. Mainly, I want to work to develop myself as a person who is kinder, reaches out to help those in need, and truly makes a difference in this world. To this end I am constantly reading and am exposed to so many differnet things along the way. These have been amazing and it is helping me grow so much. Then I started to think, "Why am I being so selfish?" You need to share with others these amazing things you are learning and being exposed to. That is where this blog comes into play. As I am reading and experiencing things that are truly amazing and life changing, I will be posting them on this blog. Obviously, I will not be able to post everything in it's entirity, but I will be summarizing them and letting you know the source of the article or book they come from so you can check them out later if you wish. I want this blog to be a place where you can go to often and be inspired and leave here with a smile on your face. I will be covering all kinds of different topics dealing with success and personal development. Topics like taking action, relationships, living to your potential, reinventing yourself, finances, leadership, presenting, goal setting, time management, etc. I will also be occasionally including topics on cooking, music, and gardening because they are special interests of mine. As a little disclaimer, I have given my life to the Lord and he is #1 in my life. I am his servant and everything I do in life is for his glory. With that being said, religion influences all areas of my life. There will be references to God in this blog because I can't seperate God from this or any other area of my life. I want you to know that if you do not believe in God, that is fine. That is your choice. This blog is open to anyone who wants to better their life. I will not be trying to influence or pressure anyone into having a relationship with the Lord from this site. Please don't feel uncomfortable. You can just read the portions of the blog that you wish to. I am inviting you to go on a journey with me. We will learn together to be the kind of people we were designed to be. Anyone can make a difference in this world, but it starts%
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One Response to Job or Calling?

  1. Jill Ford says:

    Bill,

    Very nice. Short & to the point. Thanks for sharing. Love, Mom

    Jill E. Ford, Sr. Mary Kay Consultant

    Triple “J” Farm

    7830 Ansborough Ave

    Waterloo, Ia 50701

    Cell# (319)404-4652

    http://www.marykay.com/jford7

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