The word vocation comes from the Latin vocare ‘to call’. It is often aligned with a profession, career, job or work. And yet, it is also your calling, something for which you have a proficient aptitude, an inclination toward, a natural ability and a talent.
Can you honestly say that your job/career and that which you’re passionate about and naturally enjoy doing – and are good at! – are one and the same thing? If not, can you identify your vocation/s?
I am so very blessed in that my vocation is my career. And for me, it should be this way for everyone! We should work because we enjoy it; it’s just a bonus that we get paid! And although it doesn’t sound smart, I would happily do for free what I get paid to do! This means that I often work to do my best in spite of what I get paid. I love what I do, am good at it and am keen to improve in whatever way I can.
In the bible, it recognises that each of us has a calling or a vocation. And why shouldn’t your workplace be something biblical? You can be:
- doing something you love and are good at
- getting paid for this thing you enjoy doing
- setting an example by doing your tasks for God
- reaching the unchurched in your workplace/through your job
Perhaps you can make it a Wealthy Christians goal to discover your vocation, acquire a job in this area and then reach out to others, setting an example as you live for Christ.