Janet Roller - Living Oak Ministries

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Hi. I'm Janet Roller: wife of one, mother of two, lover of coffee and writer of songs. I have just finished my first fiction novel and I'm looking forward to watching how God uses the simple story to minister to others. God is a big deal to me. My goal each day is to wake up and declare, "This day is Yours, Lord. Show me what to do with it."

Thursday, June 5, 2008

Jobs V. Careers

Today I got one of those e-mails that spam missed. It was called "Jobs verses Careers". Take a peek at this clip - then I'll explain why it made the post.

"In this day and age, jobs tend to be confused with careers. An easy way to appreciate the difference is to understand that a job is what pays the bills and a career is what you’re passionate about.For many people they are not one and the same. So what can you do if you’re in a job but you want to be in a career?"

I just read Carol's post about being Jesus Next Door. Sometimes Christians can slip into the "job" mentality about serving Christ. No, it doesn't pay the bills...but it's also not what gets you up in the morning. Being a Christian is more than just "getting us through til the next crisis"... flippin' burgers to pay off our Visa. It should be a life-long commitment.

When we serve God as a "career" - we know we, and He, are in it for the long haul. With that level of commitment secured, we are ready to weather any storm knowing God is at the head of the ship. He's the boss who will never fire us. Never leave us. Provide for us. Love us.

So, what about you? Is your walk with God a "get me by" job...or a life-long career until we retire in our heavenly home?


cantcookalick said...

Thanks for making us all think!! :)

Carol said...

Good stuff Janet! Thank you!