We’re Not All Meant To Be Pastors!

“May the favor of the Lord our God rest on us; establish the work of our hands for us – yes, establish the work of our hands.” (Psalm 90:17, NIV

So often we enter a new career with the wrong motives – money, prestige, and even pressure from our parents or peers. Failing to match our work with our God-given talents is often overlooked.

Some people think that beginning a new career in “full-time Christian work” will fill the emptiness they feel inside. The problem is not whether we should be in “Christian work” or “secular work”, but rather in work that is inspired by our gifts and calling. Not all of us are meant to be pastors or missionaries.

Believe it or not, if you are a Christian, you are in full-time Christian work, whether you are driving nails or preaching the gospel. The question must be: are you achieving the God-given calling for your life? God has called each of us into our workplaces to fulfill His purposes just as much as He has called other people to be pastors or missionaries. It is time for us to stop feeling like second-class citizens for being in “working” jobs. It is time for us to realize that we have all been called by God to do His work wherever we are!

Enjoy your Friday, “Working for Christ”!

“Working for Christ”

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4 Comments on “We’re Not All Meant To Be Pastors!”

  1. This is a good one. Understanding your gifting from God is excellent!!! The real kicker is letting God use it. And I believe you have found your gifting with this Blog site and God is using it!!!! Take care my Friend and God Bless!!!! 🙂


  2. Dave Boller Says:

    Thanks, Kenny! God is using both of us in a mighty way! I enjoy your daily messages, too. Very inspiring!


  3. J. Randall Stewart Says:

    We all need to better understand the call of Christ for every Christian to take the Gospel into the world. That is our only real vocation, everything else is just a means for doing that. If we better understood our lives in context of being constant witness for Christ, we might actually take the goal of Christlikeness more seriously. As it is we view sharing Christ as a part time job, and something we only do when we feel like it.

    Good thoughts. Thanks.


  4. Dave Boller Says:

    Thanks for your comment, Randall. We have been strategically placed here on earth to serve Him and to prepare ourselves for eternity. Many people don’t understand that eternity doesn’t begin at death – it starts right now! It is definitely a full time job!


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