For years, I thought I would only be happy doing full-time vocational ministry. I couldn’t imagine what life would be like if I wasn’t doing ministry. My mindset was stuck in a limited understanding of what it meant to serve God.
University is a great time to learn new things, have new experiences, and expand your horizons. It’s also a great time to establish new habits.
What you focus on determines the peace that you have. The peace that you have determines the storms that you can sleep through. The storms that you sleep through are the ones you have authority over.
I learned a lot about discipleship in classrooms full of atheist students and professors. Years later, as I study at a Christian graduate school, I can see how the Spirit was teaching me about discipleship throughout my undergraduate years.
Whether we are aware of it or not, our perspective and attitude towards work communicates very clearly what we believe about the Kingdom of God. That is, what the Kingdom’s purpose on the earth is, and our role within that purpose.
It’s easy to point out problems and do nothing to help solve them. It’s far more difficult—and more vital—to put some skin in the game and really love the Church.