Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Your Career is NOT Your Calling

For the sake of time and space I'll just start this post with a confession - For the majority of my life, I thought I was called to be a successful baseball player and then give all glory to God. While partly true, an even deeper truth eventually opened up my eyes and radically liberated me from this box that I had placed myself in. This deeper truth is the fact that:

Your career is NOT your calling.

You see, baseball is the stage not the show. The story never changes. There can be a wide variety of cast, crew and venues, but the story remains the same. You, me, the broadcaster, the parking lot attendants - we all have the same calling. The CEO and the custodian wear different costumes, but the call remains the same. We as believers in Jesus Christ our Lord are all called to faithfully follow Jesus and gather more followers. There are an endless variety of vehicles you can drive down that straight and narrow path.

"And whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him." (Colossians 3:17 ESV)

"Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men, knowing that from the Lord you will receive the inheritance as your reward. You are serving the Lord Christ." (Colossians 3:23-24)

Scripture claims that you don't play for the name on the back of the jersey or the front of the jersey. Scripture says you are to play for the name on that empty tomb. You will not receive your eternal reward based upon your stats, your bank roll or the number of followers you have on Twitter. You will receive your reward based upon your faithfulness because of Jesus' faithfulness. So continue to compete for your career but stay committed to the calling -  Faithfully follow Jesus and gather some more followers.

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