Each of us wants these words to be the anthem of our hearts. Because there is a longing deep within us to matter – to do something that will make the world a better place, glorify God and leave a legacy once our time on this earth is through. But when you’re working a “boring” and “ordinary” job 9 to 5, haven’t started your own business or gone a single mission trip, you may start to question if you’re living out God’s will for your life.
Jesus was tasked to go preach radical new teachings to people He knew would not welcome His, and eventually would torture and kill Him. His calling ended with bleeding out on a cross for people who would reject Him and His sacrifice through out centuries and generations. That’s not a glamorous calling. It is difficult and selfless. Yet, Jesus chose to do it anyway.
In the words of Vincent Van Gogh, “Your profession is not what brings your weekly paycheck, your profession is what you’re put here on earth to do, with such passion and such intensity that it becomes spiritual in calling.”
Whatever God has tasked you with, that is your calling. Even if it’s “boring.” Even it’s difficult. Even if you’re doing grunt work behind the scenes. Do that with all your heart and all your strength. Do it as of God Himself tasked you with each job assignment and project. Do it with a smile. Be gracious and always point others around you to Christ with your words and actions. That is how you live out the will of God. You keep your gaze on Him and you diligently do the work He’s given you.