God’s Calling And Your Work (Video)
According to the Bible, God cares about the work you do. God calls all people to work to the degree they’re able.
“Six days you shall labor and do all your work” says God in Exodus chapter 20 verse 9. Work is the main way God expects you to meet your needs.
God’s vision in Isaiah 65:21 is that people would “build houses and inhabit them” and “plant vineyards and eat their fruit.”
In the Bible, God called some people to particular tasks, like Moses the political leader (Exodus 3:4, 28:1), or the temple builders Bezalel and Oholiab (Exodus 31:1-6). Today, God continues to lead people to specific jobs and careers.
But before you look for God’s calling in your work, God has a more basic call for you: “Follow me.”
Romans 1:6 tells the believers that they “have been called to belong to Jesus Christ.” And Romans 8:28 says that “All things work together for good for those who love God, who are called according to his purpose.”
The call to follow God is bigger than any job. And you can answer God’s call in any job you find yourself in. Answering God’s call means following Christ into a restored relationship with him and with other people.
2 Corinthians 5:18 describes this as “the ministry of reconciliation.” “Reconciliation” means getting everything in the world onto the path God intended from the beginning. It’s the primary job for everyone who believes in Jesus.
You can take part in God’s work of reconciliation in and through your daily work. It means things like being kind to a coworker who is often overlooked. Or negotiating a deal fairly when others might cheat.
It’s doing your best work even when no one is watching. When you follow God first, God follows you into your work.