Thursday, May 8, 2014

Are you passionate about living out your purpose through your profession?

Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for men, Colossians 3:23
According to the U.S. Dictionary of Occupational Titles, there are 20,000 different job options in the United States. That is a blessing and a curse.

A hundred years ago, it was virtually assumed that you would do what your parents did. But we live in a unique time in history in a unique society where we’re free to pursue our passions and make them our professions. So how do we discover what we should be doing?  Well what are you passionate about?

What makes you cry or pound your fist on the table?” If you want to discover your passion, you need to identify what makes you sad or what makes you mad. Or to put it in biblical context, what makes you feel like turning over some tables

That’s what Jesus did in John 2. Jesus was going up to Jerusalem to celebrate the Passover. I’m sure the disciples thought it was going to be a routine Passover, but Jesus turned the Temple upside-down. He didn’t kneel to pray. He pulled out a whip, started a stampede, and turned over some tables. Why? I believe it was because He was passionate about the misuse of God’s house. 

I think Dorothy Sayers was right when she said, “To do them justice, the people who crucified Jesus did not do so because he was a bore. Quite the contrary; he was too dynamic to be safe. Today we have declawed the lion of Judah and made him a housecat for pale priests and pious old ladies. ”

Jesus was passionate about living out His purpose. Are you?

Your pastor and partner in ministry,

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