I have had many other jobs in my life . If I decided that one particular job was the only parameters of me , then I must live in that small box I just made for myself. The same would be true for what ministry you have participated in. Because I have done so many different jobs and ministries I have been asked who am I. I have had to examine what criteria am I going to use to describe me. I have noticed that people who met me at different points in my life all have a different perspective of me. Before I came to the knowledge of God that led me to embrace Jesus and salvation and a child of the King my friends would have described me much differently than the people who have become my friends in my struggle along the way. The people who have recently become friends with me have a completely different idea of who I am.
I recently read, Joe Dimaggio the old time baseball idol was very esteemed for his skill. In private however he was a miserable human. Sheila Walsh the singer and 700 club host defined herself by her jobs for a long time , one day she had to seek help to just face a day. This is where the trick gets in the question.
I am convinced God led me in and out of jobs and ministries so I would learn I am none of these and all of these. I do prophetic sometimes so some called me a prophet. I am not a title or a word . I am a believer in the way . I am a human God loves and has plans for. When He asks for my assistance I let him have His way. I am also absent minded and quirky, As a human believer I am convinced these days that we are never done with our experiences and growth even when we get to heaven there is more. Maybe our whole earthly experience is just a preparation for a whole other life in heaven. We probably even have more schooling to happen in heaven.
Some say what you do on earth is what you do in heaven . If your a carpenter here you will be one there, that would be the same for a farmer, a cowboy or hairdresser. I do believe whatever we do here we do the glory of God and everything is worship to Him. I also believe there are no small jobs only small thinking people.
I tend to lean toward we will do what we have always dreamed of doing. Heaven is the place where dreams come true where we get our hearts desire.
There is much information out there to help us find our authentic selves, the real us. The real us as opposed to the image we manufacture for all to see. Or perhaps the image of us other have wanted us to be. We can get caught up in pleasing our parents and becoming what they wanted . We can get trapped in becoming what our company wants us to be.
I am laboring at becoming what I was created to be. Only the counsel of the Holy Spirit can get me there.
Who are you?