How does one share faith in the workplace? Should a person share their faith in the workplace? How does one live life in the daily grind of work in a way that brings honor to God? Is “secular” work any less holy than work in faith-related organizations? And if not, then why does it often feel less holy? What does one do with the tension between company profit-making and Jesus’ warnings about money?
I wrestled with these questions and questions like them quite a bit in my 20s and for the most part entered my 30s feeling content with the answers I had found. But that was a long time ago. I think it might be helpful to revisit the familiar terrain now and then and see what’s new.
In the meantime if any of you reading have never done any soul-searching in this area of your life, I soooo encourage you to spend some time mulling over these questions. For me, discovering work as an expression of spirituality was one of the most profound and liberating experiences of my life — and in a very practical, feet-firmly-planted-on-ground kind of way. May you also be blessed with a “vocation” — following the “call” of the One who knows you best.
Today’s blogsurfing finds specialize in the connection between faith and work, and they do it with warmth and a healthy dash of humor. Check out Shrinking the Camel and a community of blogs called The High Calling and let me know what you think.