YOUR TRADE VERSUS YOUR MINISTRY

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In HIS Presence

YOUR TRADE VERSUS YOUR MINISTRY

Read: ACTS 9:6-16, 18:3

Meditation verse:“Paul called to be an apostle of Jesus Christ through the will of God…” (1 Cor 1:1). 

The work that we do can be divided into three basic categories. A ‘Job’ which simply pays the bills. A ‘Profession’ which is work that we undergo training for.

A ‘Calling’ which is work that is at the core of who you are and is a vital part of your identity. Let’s look at some differences between the last two.

Profession involves prolonged training, or a formal qualification and you get to decide which profession you want and undergo training for it. Calling on the other hand is divinely inspired. God decides your calling and equips you with special gifts to fulfil it.

Your profession is targeted at fulfilling your own needs. You are the centre of focus, and you will reap ephemeral rewards like money, status, and fame. Your calling fulfils the needs of others. God is the centre of focus, and He will give you eternal rewards.

Your profession is specialized work, and you gain mastery by continuous training. With calling, the Holy Spirit inspires and teaches you. It is a place where you can attain full expression of yourself because your calling is at the core of who you are. Whilst you will not be required to give an account of your profession on the last day, you will certainly give an account of how you fulfilled your calling. To which do you allot more time, energy, and other resources? Choose wisely.

IN HIS PRESENCE is written by Oke Chinye

Have you asked Jesus Christ to come into your heart?

He says in Mathew 11:28, “come unto me all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.” He longs to give you rest.

Would you like to do so now? Here’s a prayer you can say:

Dear Jesus, I believe that You died to save me from all my sins. Today, I invite you into my heart and I accept you as my Lord and Saviour. Please forgive all my sins and help me to live my life for You.WHAT FOOTPRINTS ARE YOU LEAVING IN THE SANDS OF TIME?

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