Is it possible to serve God with your profession is a question I couldn’t find a satisfactory answer since I was younger.
I am sure that some people with professions other than mine can also feel identified.
This situation is understandable, since from a shallow perspective it seems that the people who serve the cause of God, the evangelization of the world, are those who are directly involved in that task through their profession.
That is, those who serve as pastors, ministers, front-line workers, or clerics.
At least that was the unconscious idea in my mind until I understood the things I want to share with you today.
A careful look at the matter in the Bible allows us to understand that this is not the case.
I would like to present you with a small example, among many others in the Bible, in which you can serve God with your profession.
Tell all the skilled workers to whom I have given wisdom in such matters that they are to make garments for Aaron, for his consecration, so he may serve me as priest.
In this case, God had a special project.
He wanted to organize his tabernacle to dwell in the midst of the people of Israel.
To this end, he was organizing the religious service, and as part of that, he ordered that special clothing be made for his priests.
Moses and Aaron, who, through “their profession”, had spiritually led God’s cause so far.
In this case, they did not have the skills to carry out the required activity.
God for that task did not need preachers or prophets.
God needed artisans.
A profession that those who exercised it in their time, or those who practice it today, might ask themselves, how can I serve God with my profession?
However, God has a broader perspective of his plans and purposes than we might in many cases come to understand.
By today’s example, God had already endowed certain people with special artistic abilities to carry out his plans.
People whose profession did not seem to have a direct relationship with God’s cause were embarked on his plans.
Also today, God’s activity in the world is great and diverse.
His projects and plans require different roles, functions, and skills.
I would like to present two ideas to complete the line of thought regarding this topic, in the hope that they will be of blessing to your life.
God can use you in specific tasks for his work
The first is that whatever your profession, if God gave you the gifts and talents to execute it, and if you are faithful to God in your life, you can serve God with your profession; He can use you through that profession in specific tasks for his work.
God endowed you with a certain personality, certain gifts, certain abilities. So, serve God with your profession.
These may not correspond to a profession in the area of religious affairs directly.
However, there is surely room in God’s work for your profession as well.
By faithfully using these gifts in the right area for the Lord’s purposes, you will render the best service and your Christian and life experience will be enriched.
If you feel unsure about what exactly you can do, continue to be faithful and pray patiently.
If you do, God will surely show you how you can serve God with your profession and directly serve his cause with your specific characteristics.
You are more than a profession.
The second idea I would like to present to you is that you are more than a profession.
Your profession, while true, has a major impact on your social circles, influences, and preferences; it does not define or limit your identity or service capacity.
I repeat: your profession does not define or limit your identity, nor your capacity for service. Thus,serve God with your profession.
Here you have an accountant by profession who is also a storyteller and writes a blog about spiritual topics with which various people are animated in the ways of God.
In the same way, I recommend that you do not let your identity and influence be limited by your ideal of the exercise of your profession.
You have been called to help in God’s plans by serving others around you, regardless of what work you earn a living with.
Instead, you can use your work with a broader perspective, as one more way to serve people who need Jesus, regardless of the activity you do.
Your task in the world, serving others and helping them know Jesus, is not limited by your profession.
If you focus on your real task, rather than your profession, you will see how your life purpose transcends your profession, and you can develop it anywhere by being yourself in Christ.
You will also see more and more opportunities through which your profession qualifies you to serve God’s cause directly in a special way.
I hope these words have been a blessing to you and will help you learn to serve God with your profession. .
What do you think? Would you like to use your profession to serve God? What is your experience? Share in the comments.
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