Have you ever had someone “call you out” on something? Getting “called out” means that you are being challenged about something. It’s the idea that someone is trying to put you in a position where you have to make a choice. I think it’s good for all of us to be “called out” from time to time.
I’ve been “called out” by family when I had to make a choice between spending time with them or spending time with others. I’ve been “called out” by friends when I was about to make a bad decision, and they didn’t want to see me make a mistake. I’ve been “called out” by God to no longer act like an unbeliever, but to demonstrate that Jesus has first place in every area of my life.
Called to Work
Have you ever considered your job as a calling? If you are a follower of Jesus he has placed you in the circumstances of your life for a reason. He’s placed you in the city you live, in the family that you have, and circumstances of your life on purpose. Jesus has also placed you where you work on purpose!
It doesn’t matter if you are a street sweeper, a stay-at-home mom, a neurosurgeon, or a bishop; Jesus has a calling for all of his people. The one that called you out of your sin and into a relationship with Him has also called you to make an impact for him right where you live. It is the idea that Jesus wants you to bloom where you’re planted.
Are you serving Jesus or seeking a paycheck?
This may be one of the most challenging aspects of the Christian life. The idea that every day that we get up and go to work, we are serving not only our boss but Jesus as well. I guess you could say that he is your “boss’ boss.” This idea alone should cause a Christian to work harder than any other person at your office.
But the idea of being called by Jesus to work also is should impact a believer’s attitude about work. Even if you’re not in your dream job right now, you should be able to serve with a glad heart knowing that Jesus expects you to be a godly influence on those with whom you work. Even if your boss is an absolute disaster, you should be able to endure what others at work can’t handle because you have the strength of the Holy Spirit to draw upon.
So are you working for a paycheck or are you serving Jesus at work? Are you working a job or a calling?