We ask little children what they want to be when they grow up. Even when the answer is “a princess” or “a cowboy,” this innocent question can set a precedent for a lifetime. As students, we take aptitude tests. We choose course work to set a track to the future. We look to our career and future simultaneously. We think that what we do for an occupation is who we are as a person.
It is not our job or career that defines us, but how we do it. How we approach the world, how we care for ourselves and for others–that is our true vocation.
“For I know the plans I have for you says the Lord, plans to prosper and not to harm you plans to give you a hope and a future. Then you will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart declares the Lord” (Jeremiah 29:11-14).
This message is an excerpt from “The tapestry of vocation” by Rebeckah Selnick in the April 2018 issue of Café. Today is the third Sunday of Pentecost.
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