Thursday, January 13, 2011
Career vs. Calling
"A career is something I choose for myself;
a calling is something I receive.
A career is something I do for myself;
a calling is something I do for God.
A career promises status, money or power;
a calling generally promises difficulty and even some suffering
- and the opportunity to be used by God.
A career is about upward mobility;
a calling generally leads to downward mobility."
(Ortberg, John If You Want to Walk on Water, You've Got to Get Out of the Boat (Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2001).
Posted by Kevin Mahaffy, Jr. at 10:26 PM