Integrity Moments - April 3, 2012


Vocational Hierarchy?
By: Rick Boxx
April 3, 2012

Jack’s father and brothers are all pastors, but Jack’s an attorney. For most of his career he wondered if he had missed God’s call. He felt his family’s vocation was more important than his own.

Then he read “Work Matters”. Tom Nelson’s book helped Jack realize that God had given Jack a different vocation than his family, but not one of less importance. Suddenly, Jack realized his work mattered.  His career now has more purpose and less guilt.

1 Corinthians 7:17 teaches, “Nevertheless, each one should retain the place in life that the Lord assigned to him and to which God has called him.”

God doesn’t have a vocational hierarchy. We all have our own calling and valuable assignments. Your work has meaning so do it with all your heart.

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