Saturday, February 23, 2008
Tuesday, February 19, 2008
But when it came to my occupation I couldn’t see that. Not until this week. I had been complaining to God that I didn’t have the right occupation. That I was misplaced, overworked, underused for the kingdom. When in fact I was missing a very alarming point.
A long time ago, there was a comic strip called Arlo and Janis. Arlo is shown working at his computer in his little office when all of a sudden he gets this revelation. He jumps up, runs out into the main floor and yells at his coworkers, “They lied to us! These aren’t careers! They’re jobs!”
Arlo is right! You’re occupation is not what it says on your tax forms, apologies to my wife, the tax pro. You are Christians! You are disciples of Christ, the Son of God. You are His representatives to a fallen world. You are here to show everyone you meet how much God loves them! God has given us jobs to do while we’re here, yeah, but that’s not our career, that’s not the path of success we follow. Serve your coworkers, wash feet, pray for everyone you meet and demonstrate how much Christ loves them by loving them. No matter how unlovable, no matter where God puts you to do that, that is your occupation. I know, it's not much of a revelation but it was exactly what i've needed to know.