holy work

Have you all heard of the Doctrine of Vocation? Probably, but I just learned about it last night from my dad. Basically, the work God calls you to is holy simply because God has called you to it. Whether you are a truck driver or a Sunday school teacher, a paper pusher or a missionary, if God has called you to a vocation, it is holy work.

I’m up to my eyeballs (read: down to my last thread of sanity) in work stuff this week, which always makes me think about the value of the work I do. While I’m wading through photo shoots and contemplating the idea that answering 30+ emails about product potentials for stories is holy, why don’t you share your thoughts about this in the comments? Do you consider the work you do holy? Do you think God called you to your current job? Or do you think He’s calling you to another vocation? (And I think “job” and “vocation” are different things, do you?)

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  1. Madison @ Espresso and Cream

    I struggle with this topic all the time! It’s so hard to work in the industry we work in (which happens to be mainly superficial and not all that necessary when it really comes down to it) and see it as holy and worthwhile work. Sometimes I’m left with this huge weight of feeling as if I need to be doing more, making more of a difference. I find myself thinking, “Is God really working through me?”

    But last week I had a co-worker send me an e-mail that said, “Your passion for God is really great.” It totally changed the way I saw my work. Although I’m not out feeding the hungry or living in a third world country, I have a mission field right here. Which is pretty cool. :)

  2. joannalinberg

    Thanks for this comment, Madison. I sometimes lose sight of how impactful just showing up and being faithful really is. Thank you for encouraging me with your sweet note!

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