My job feels as if it has become my whole life. As much as I love it, I don’t think it’s healthy for me to check my messages constantly or work whenever I have a free moment. How do I break the pattern I’ve fallen into?
- January 9, 2023| |
I have loved animals my whole life, so working in an animal hospital seemed like an obvious choice for a career.
- November 21, 2022| |
There can be much good in saying yes to something, but there’s also good in saying no.
- September 19, 2022| |
When you love God and want to follow God faithfully, you are likely to ask if God might be calling you to be a pastor, missionary, or teacher.
- June 13, 2022| |
How do I live out my vocation when God doesn’t seem to be opening doors for me to do what I feel called to do?
- March 14, 2022| |
The Bible cautions us not to think more highly of ourselves than we ought.
- January 17, 2022| |
Does it matter what kind of company I work for and what kind of values it seems to have?
- November 15, 2021| |
It can be hard not to know what one ought to do. It feels as if it would be easier if God let us know directly what we ought to do next! But that is not how God usually works.
- August 30, 2021| |
Isn’t getting a job enough? Do I really need to have a career or a vocation?
- May 17, 2021| |
I’m not sure what I ought to be doing next. Why does deciding this feel so hard?
- March 22, 2021| |
To help you decide, ask how this position might allow you to love God and love your neighbor.
- January 18, 2021| |
Does being overwhelmed by my job mean I’ve mistaken my calling or am doing something wrong?
- November 30, 2020| |
Too often we confuse God’s calling for our lives with a paid vocation.
- September 21, 2020| |
In Jesus, the “not yet” breaks into the “now” as we share in his resurrection and life abundant.
- May 11, 2020| |
I am in a period of huge transition in my life right now. How do I make sure I navigate my decisions and direction-setting well?
- March 30, 2020| |
While it’s overly simplistic to quickly quip, “You were created a human being, not a human doing,” it’s also imperative that somehow that message gets conveyed.
- January 13, 2020| |
When we are broken and humbled, acts of kindness convey God’s care in ways that spark and refresh our sense of being called to serve God.
- November 18, 2019| |
Many of my students ask whether you can have a calling if you do not believe in God.
- September 23, 2019| |
Everything Christians do for the Lord has significance not only for this life, but for the life to come.
- May 20, 2019| |
During retirement we are called to discern the varied ways our new status can become an opportunity to be of service to others—our children, grandchildren, siblings, parents, churches, and wider communities.
- March 11, 2019| |
God calls us in remarkably diverse and unpredictable ways. Because this is so, there is no simple or generalizable formula for discerning what task, career, or domestic positions God is calling us to occupy.
- January 14, 2019| |
Self-denial is at the heart of Christian calling. How different this is from popular conceptions of calling!
- November 12, 2018| |
At pivotal points in our paid work we must sometimes decide whether to remain where we are or move on to a new location.
I Feel Torn Among the Demands of My Family, Work, and Church. How Can I Find a Balance in Using My Time Wisely?May 28, 2018| |
Ah, for a magic formula into which you could plug your distinctive set of circumstances...