YOUR TRADE VERSUS YOUR MINISTRYJul 23, 2021 2021-07-12 16:12
YOUR TRADE VERSUS YOUR MINISTRY
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 a vital part of your identity. Let’s look at some differences between the last two.
Profession involves prolonged training, or a formal qualification; 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.
My question to you today is ‘to which do you give more of your time, energy and other resources’? Choose wisely.
IN HIS PRESENCE is written by Oke Chinye
Have you accepted Jesus as your Lord and Saviour?
Jesus says in Mathew 11:28; “come unto me all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. No matter what you’ve done or where you’ve been, this invitation is for you. Jesus is knocking at the door of your heart; all you need to do is invite Him in, by believing and receiving Him.
Are you ready? Here’s a prayer you can say right now:
Dear Lord, I acknowledge that I am a sinner in need of grace. I believe that Jesus died to set me free from my sins. Thank You Jesus for dying to save me. Please forgive me for all my sins and come into my heart. Be my Lord and Saviour. Fill me with Your Spirit and enable me to live for You from now onwards, in Jesus’ name, Amen
If you prayed this prayer, please email me at email@example.com and let me know about it. I would love to pray with you personally and send you a copy of my eBook; ‘Living the Life’ to encourage you as you begin your journey with Jesus.
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.
If you prayed this prayer, send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org
I would love to pray with you personally and send you a copy of my book; ‘Living the Life’ to encourage you as you begin your new life in Christ.