(Old Post from 2007)
Just last night I wrote a post on Elevate about “Unfinished Sentences”. The question is “If you could have any job, what would you choose. . .”. I find myself in a quandry between my ministry moments and my corporate world. I am searching for the moment that is clear beyond doubt which way is the correct way. I sort of feel like the guy that has one foot in ministry and one foot in the corporate world. The funny thing is God doesn't see it as a either/or option, He sees it as inclusive.
In school we are taught about items that can be mutually exclusive. Items that don't depend upon each other; however, I am realizing that the workplace, the impact, the “ministry” is where God places us. Maybe someone's faith is challenge by a purity stance. Maybe you invite someone to church because of that discussion. Maybe God is using you to reach one person, that had all things been equal and good, there never would have been a chance to speak with them in this manner. It happened to me just the other day. I am hoping and praying that the refreshment this person seeks leads them to church on Sunday, but if not God has not abandoned, but rather pursuing.
I am listening to “Blue Like Jazz: Nonreligious Thoughts on Christian Spirituality” (Donald Miller) which is a great example of someone's spiritual journey. Everyone's faith journey is different, sometimes there are dramatic moments of faith and other times it is singular moment when you wake up and realize that God is God and that He is pursuing me. It is such a wonderful thought to know that God cares so much for us that He is pursuing us.
So. . .coming back around to the question I posed in the “unfinished sentences” realm, what job would you choose, could really be “Am I hearing what God is saying?” – which is in fact a very scary thing, because we may hear what He is saying and asking us to do, but we are scared to death to step out and live what He is asking. For me, my sentence is unfinished, but you better believe that the scary thought has crossed my mind more than once.
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