BY LARRY NAULT, BKC President and Chief Strategist
In today's edition, entitled "FROM SUCCESS TO SIGNIFICANCE" we examine the deception of one and rewards of the other for a follower of Christ.
Many of us begin our careers with the goal of achieving success. If we haven’t entered our work as a result of God’s calling, we will eventually face a chasm of deep frustration and emptiness. Success flatters but does not provide a lasting sense of purpose and fulfillment.
So often we enter careers with wrong motives - money, prestige, and even pressure from parents or peers. Failing to match our work with our giftedness and calling is like trying to fit a square peg into a round hole. If that happens over an extended period, a person crashes.
"I urge you to live a life worthy of the calling you have received." Ephesians 4:1
At this time, many make another mistake. Workplace believers think that beginning a new career in “full-time Christian work” will fill the emptiness they feel. However, this only exacerbates the problem because they are again trying to put another square peg into a round hole. The problem is not whether we should be in “Christian work” or “secular work,” but rather what work is inspired by gifts, calling and purpose (see illustration below).
If there is one phrase I wish I could remove from the English language it is “full-time Christian work.” If you are a Christian, you are in full-time Christian work, whether you are driving nails or preaching the gospel.
"For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do." Ephesians 2:10
The question must be, are you achieving the God-given calling and purpose for your life? God has called people into business to fulfill His purposes just as much as He has called people to be pastors or missionaries (see illustration above).
Now is time for you to start concentrating on your “true spiritual calling and purpose.”
“May the favor of the Lord our God rest upon us; establish the work of our hands for us- yes, establish the work of our hands.” Psalm 90:17
Significance comes from knowing your value to God, His purpose for your life and working to fulfill that purpose during your lifetime. Ask Him to confirm this in your own life.
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A special thanks to Os Hillman with TGIF for his insights on today's topic.
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