I’m not sure if I’ve mentioned it before but, in my day job, I work as a Project Manager in a large engineering company. I think like a lot of Christians, especially early on in my relationship with our Father, I thought that some people had proper Christian jobs, and some people like me didn’t. And so I longed to find a calling that would see me quitting my day job and moving into a “proper” ministry.
Maybe that will happen one day and if that’s God’s purpose for my life, then great. But maybe it won’t and the more I learn, the more I realise that it doesn’t actually have to matter. That for Christians, there isn’t a divide between the work of the sacred and the secular.
I’ve just finished reading an excellent book that I bought at New Wine entitled “Fruitfulness on the Frontline” by Mark Greene.
It is aimed at those of us who spend our time living and working in secular roles in the secular world. The workplace, supermarket, residential community, school gate etc. The author lays out a brilliantly simple framework to help us to live out our faith and be fruitful in the place that we are called to be.
If your days are much like mine, and you have a real heart to see God’s kingdom come where you are, I very much recommend you read this book. It’s helped to reshape my perspective on where I am called to minister at the moment.