Saturday, May 14, 2011

Whatever You Do

Starting to think afresh about purpose and calling. Since I wasn’t expecting this change in path at this juncture I feel like the sky is kind of the limit. Still there are specific things that pique my interest. And sometimes I feel like my interests are at direct odds with one another.

I stumbled on to a couple of blogs written by industrious homemakers and it’s so tempting to long for the lifestyle that I think they have. (Not that I really have that option.) Still I would love to create a handmade chenille baby blanket for a special baby or bead for hours on end or play in a friend’s studio…

I’d love to open a coffee shop with just the right furniture, music and tasty treats – the perfect atmosphere. Or start a little handmade invitation shop somewhere.

But I know that if I wasn’t involved in Kingdom work somehow I would soon feel bored and shallow and eternally useless because it all burns in the end anyway, right?

There are three verses that come to mind. They are “whatever you do” verses.

1Co 10:31 - So, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God.
Col 3:17 - And whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.
Col 3:23 - Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men,

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Hey Jan,

I've been thinking about this post for awhile now and want to encourage you.

I don't think at all "it all burns in the end." It will be renewed and recreated and perfected. Your work will last and what we do now does matter.

So, don't be discouraged or hesitant to do something you love even if it is not exactly the "kingdom work" you had in mind (I personally like the coffee shop idea a lot :-).

Eager to see you,

Jeremy A.