“Don’t you know that you yourselves are God’s temple and that God’s Spirit dwells in your midst?” 1 Corinthians 3:16
So many people worry about what they do.
Will I earn enough money.
Can I afford to go to school to become a doctor or lawyer.
Our world has made certain professions a matter of prestige and of which to pursue and become. But our jobs do not truly define us. Sure, they can be an outpouring of our passion, but they are not the root identifier of who we truly are. Many times I will go to special events and I will meet people and usually one of the first things they ask is – “So, what do you do?” This one single question becomes the classifier of not just profession but an indicator of what kind of person you are. It’s judgmental and assuming.
What do you say when people ask you this question?
Perhaps you could shock them by saying something like “I’m an ambassador of the eternal King” …just imagine the looks you might get then. The truth is, it doesn’t really matter what the world around you thinks about you, and these kind of canned questions with the rehearsed and canned answers are all superficial and none of it truly speaks to WHOSE we are.
You are and I are sons and daughters of the Most High.
We are called to BE holy…then DO holiness in our practical living.
The Apostle Paul tells us in the above passage to recognize that we are all God’s temple. I have this funny idea of these little steeple and temple running around, and bumping into each other at coffee shops…but the true reality is this: we are God’s kingdom here on earth…and above all, we should live kingdom living before we even attempt the “doing”. Today, may we all find God’s kingdom within us and through us. May we recognize what we do is not as important as WHOSE we are.
Prayer: Lord, grant me understanding of my purpose here on earth. Help me to live for you and to stop worrying about my employment status in society. Guide me in my day and lead me to live for you in all of my ways. I love you Lord. -Amen.