Here are eight reasons why we don’t see God’s best in our careers.
Reason 1. Christians may drift in their careers because they are hoping for the best. God directs His Kingdom on earth by speaking to people. You change the world when you rely on God’s Word.
Reason 2. Some Christians stop listening to God if they are scared that He is calling them to be a pastor. For example, you may think God is calling you to fulltime mission work if He asks you to change the world with His life, love or faith. In a business calling, God uses products or services to change the world. He may call you to start a restaurant that changes the world with His life. A website that changes the world with His love. A secular job that changes the world with His faith.
Reason 3. Some Christians drift because they are paralyzed by fear. Fear is the result of competing priorities. God’s Word needs to receive first priority in a career change.
Reason 4. Some Christians drift because they don’t want to change the products or services that they provide. The focus in God’s Kingdom is on changing the world. Once you see the change that you make in the world, the next step is to seek products or services to effect that change.
Reason 5. Some Christians drift in their careers because they identify with the opinions of other people.
Reason 6. Some Christians drift in their careers when they aren’t sure whether a message is from God. If you aren’t sure whether a message is from God, you can ask “God, is this message from you?”
Reason 7. You may reject God’s Word if you think the idea is too radical. Throughout the Bible God used radical ideas to change the world.
Reason 8. Some Christians drift because they don’t know how to convert a Word from God into products and services. The parable of the sower says that God’s Word starts out as a seed. The seed will only grow if the conditions in your life are right.