Our careers consume a large part of our time and energy. If our real objective is the Kingdom of God, and we are training now to become kings and priests in that Kingdom, is work a waste of time? Ben Orchard explains that our job is not our life, but, rather, our life is our job—that is, learning to apply God’s mind in all our activities is the central, worthy endeavor of our day-to-day existence. Our limited perspective of our physical situation probably does not capture the greater reality of what God is doing. As long as our primary focus is yielding to God, then whatever we do, regardless of how relevant we find the specific responsibility, is useful in God’s higher purpose for us. Moses did not see how his circumstance as a shepherd related to what God instructed him to do. Joseph did not see how his imprisonment would ultimately benefit his family. Even though we do not know what God may be teaching or preparing us for, He knows what He is doing and is working out His purpose. When God is ready, He will reveal it. This revelation of purpose is often rapid and profound.
Career – Exodus 4:10 – Faith – I Peter 2:9 – Genesis 39:11; 41:14 – Gospel – Job – Joseph – Kingdom of God – Kings and priests – Labor – Moses – Profession – Purpose – Training – Work