Posted by: trbccoffeebreak | May 18, 2018

Seizing His Opportunities

“I glorified you on earth, having accomplished the work that you gave me to do.” John 17:4 (ESV)

The ideal job – wonder what that looks like? For years, I thought it was only found in fulltime Christian ministry. I bought into the illusion that my job was second best, and my eight to five in the workplace was cheating me out of “ministry.” I had settled, and perhaps I had missed my calling – my one chance to make a difference.

Do those thoughts ever cloud your thinking? We’re teachers, lawyers, housewives, administrators, nurses, etc. and yet in God’s eyes we’re so much more than the title that hangs on our door.

Ministry is not an event or a job description. Instead it’s a calling to glorify God’s name wherever we are – whatever the job. Just like Priscilla – a wife and tentmaker in the city of Corinth. Along with her husband, Aquila, the couple joined ranks with the Apostle Paul who also was a tentmaker. Together the team of three made tents and later traveled to Ephesus as missionaries. All while being tentmakers. Discipleship was a top priority for Priscilla and Aquila – they mentored the preacher Apollos and hosted a house church in their home. All while being tentmakers.

Now, do you think God was displeased with their ideal job? Their job allowed them to meet lots of different people and provided a steady income regardless of where they lived. God opened doors for ministry – a chance to make a difference in their world outside of eight to five in the workplace. And He will do the same for us. God will use us wherever we are – whatever the job. The real ideal job is found in sharing His story, living out our faith and leaving our world a better place.

“Father, You give each of us a ministry – lives to touch and a place to serve. Help us to seize the opportunities You chose for us.”

For His Glory

Janet Martin
TRBC Women’s Life

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