Between the Pink Slip and the Gold Watch

Audio / Produced by The High Calling


Have you changed jobs or even your profession . . . more than once? You’re not alone. Workers under age 55 tend to change jobs every four years.

In the Old Testament, two major figures had checkered work careers. Joseph was errand boy, shepherd, slave, personal assistant, governor, and immigration officer. Moses went from prince to shepherd to lobbyist to national leader and judge. Both men had rough setbacks, but they trusted God’s sovereignty.

This is Howard Butt, Jr., of Laity Lodge. No pink slip or gold watch can define the importance of your life’s work. Only God can do that. In your job changes—wanted or unwanted—look for God’s presence. It’s the high calling of our daily work.

The Sovereign LORD is my strength;
he makes my feet like the feet of a deer,
he enables me to go on the heights. (Hab. 3:19)

Figures are according to 2004 data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, quoted by Kristen Gerencher, reporter for MarketWatch.