Is your job your calling? Brad McCullouch www.coachingbeyondpotential.com
Often people see a job as merely a means to an end. It is a boring, meaningless task that simple must be done to bring home money. Or maybe it is not boring but just miserable. Is that really what your job is? Simply a means to an end? Something to fill 40-60 hours of our week for the rest of our lives? A miserable place where you feel trapped?
Let’s see what God thinks about work. Turn to Colossians 3:23, “Whatever you do, do it with all your heart, as working for the Lord and not men.” There is a great book that I try to re-read at least once a year by Brother Lawrence titled Practice the Presence of God. This saint of old found wonderful fulfillment and purpose doing the most seemingly insignificant tasks, such as washing dishes. Does this mean the only way to true fulfillment is by piously wash dishes? By no means.
Ultimately our work should glorify God. The pastor of Highlands Presbyterian Church here in Ridgeland, MS- a great man by the name of Joseph Wheat- might say that our work and prayer should bring honor to God. Does this mean God despises the man who makes money while joyously performing his job to the glory and honor of Creator of the Universe, no less than God himself?
Is your job your calling? Ultimately only you can answer the question, but I will say this. We are stewards of the time God has given us. To each he has called to a different work, but to all he has called us to do the work as unto Him.
Is my job my calling? You bet it forms my calling. God has placed within each of us a unique vision. It’s up to us to seek Him daily that he might give us the wisdom to Live Beyond our Potential. As for me and my house, we will follow the Lord- who owns the cattle on a thousand hills and seeks nothing more than to see His children truly fullfilled and happy in their work as they glorify Him.
Brad McCullouch Mississippi www.coachingbeyondpotential.com