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YOUR HIGHEST CALLING

Ed Cyzewski is a freelance writer, Christian author, blogger and editor. In one of his weekly emails he writes: "Sustainable work means we work to set and reset boundaries and more limited goals because we understand that our calling to work is below our calling to God and our calling to others."

The part about our calling to work being below our calling to God and others really got my attention.

Work is such an important part of our lives. In fact, sometimes work almost becomes our life.

I look at my own life and see that I often put work ahead of God and others. I get frustrated when I am busy working and someone asks me to help them with something. I find myself putting what God prompts me to do aside in order to first finish my work before being obedient to what He told me to do.

Work is important, but when we come to understand that our calling to God and others should always be above our calling to work, it could revolutionize our lives.

Our relationship with God could grow by leaps and bounds if we would recognize His calling on our lives as the highest calling there is.

Broken relationships with people could be healed when we see our calling to them as of more importance than our calling to work.

God never intended for us to be lazy, to just sit around doing nothing, waiting for the day to be over so we can go to bed.

But He also never intended for work to become the most important thing in our lives. 

What do you see as the highest calling in your live?

Have you pushed your calling to God and others to the outer boundaries of your life, allowing work to be at the centre?

Or have you place God where He belongs, right in the middle, on top, viewing your calling to Him as the most important calling and your calling to others a close second, with your calling to work coming in at third place?

Think about it.

What is your highest calling?