As modern believers in this entrepreneurial age, we are conditioned to be ever looking for the next thing. The “this is where I am but this is where I am headed” syndrome. And while I am a huge proponent of goals and passion and pursuing purpose, I think we sometimes miss our destiny today.
We might not know what we are called to in 5, 10, or 50 years. But if we have a job we can know what we are called to right now:
“Slaves, obey your earthly masters with deep respect and fear. Serve them sincerely as you would serve Christ. Try to please them all the time, not just when they are watching you. As slaves of Christ, do the will of God with all your heart. Work with enthusiasm, as though you were working for the Lord rather than for people. Remember that the Lord will reward each one of us for the good we do, whether we are slaves or free.” (New Living Translation, Ephesians 6:5-8)
Serve as Christ.
Integrity (being the same when they see you and when they don’t).
Doing this as an accountant, nurse, teacher, mechanic, parent, etc. might not be as exciting as going to Africa to save the children. And it might not be as personally fulfilling as pursuing our passion. But it is what we are called to today.
Don’t miss today’s destiny in tomorrow’s dream.