One of my favorite ice break questions with a small group is, “Please tell the group what your first job was”. The second question is, “After working that job, did you want to spend the rest of your life doing that job? Most of the time, the second question is answered with a resounding NO!
• No, I did not want to work on the farm every day at 5:00 a.m.
• No, I did not want to sack groceries
• No, I had my fill as a worker in the fast food business
While most of us would claim that our first job was not our dream job, somehow those initial encounters with work begin to form our ideas around “WORK”. Work is seen as a necessary evil, something we only do to pay the bills or something we do until we retire!
I love the word Vocation over Work. Vocation comes from the Latin word Vocare: To Call. In Tim Keller’s book, “Every Good Endeavor”, he writes: “We were built for work… but our daily work can be a calling only if it is reconceived as God’s assignment to serve others”. In the month of February, we will explore Vocation stories and examine how our daily work merges with our Calling we have received from God.
Hope to see you Sunday,
July 11, 2019