WHERE DO YOU BELONG?

“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

Hands

Why did you choose your current job? Was it because you wanted to follow in your father’s or mother’s footsteps? Was it because you wanted to make a lot of money, own a big home, or take lavish vacations? Did you choose your present career so you could become “noticed” by the rest of the world? Maybe you’re stuck in the job you have and you really don’t know how to get out! Perhaps you found your job by coincidence and really didn’t give much thought about your future at all.

So often we enter a new career with the wrong motives – money, prestige, and even pressure from our parents or peers. A lot of us simply go through the motions and never look to God for advice in our career decisions. We don’t associate our work with our spirituality. Consequently, we view our work as a place completely separate from God. We often overlook the fact that God has given us certain talents that can and should be used in our work.

Does this mean we should all become full-time Christian ministers?

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.

Whether you are driving nails or preaching the gospel, you are already in full-time Christian-work. The question is, are you achieving the God-given calling for your life? God has called each of us into our workplaces to fulfill His purposes. 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!

Work for ChristEnjoy your day, “Working for Christ”!

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19 Comments on “WHERE DO YOU BELONG?”


  1. This is true. We are all called to a position not just in the church but in the world. In the church we exist to strengthen other believers through our gifts. In the world we exist to witness through our gifts. Our gifts will make a way for us. May I reblog?

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  2. Reblogged this on Lillie-Put and commented:
    You are called. Your giftings show you where.

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  3. You are so right, we are all called to do His work no matter the job we’re currently hold.

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  4. I felt out of kilter in my previous jobs–felt like I wasn’t using the talents that God had given me, but then, I didn’t know what I was supposed to be doing … until the job I have now. This is the job God planned for me. Ironically, I wouldn’t have been qualified for this job without the other jobs. I’m leaning on God and not my own understanding. He is directing my path. Blessings to all.

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  5. Pressingon Says:

    Really liked this. So often we can feel that “secular” work is less important that “church work” but as far as I can see in the Bible Nehemiah rebuilt a wall…! We are called to shine (not reflect) so best to get out there! I love my job in shipping! And I work hard for God in it. I love serving in my church too and work hard for God in that! Great post! Thanks!

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  6. Bob Says:

    Oh to be a good and faithful servent. Thanks for the post.

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  7. CandiceMaria Says:

    Reblogged this on Memoirs of a Missionary and commented:
    Where do I belong….?

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