God Has Ordained Your Work

A man once told me, “All my life, all I ever wanted was to be a high school math teacher. Finally, my dream came true but I found two problems. First, my students were coming to class with problems math can’t solve. Second, the Christian teachers didn’t know each other. God has given me a vision and calling to address those problems.”

And then he said something I will never forget. He said, “I am an ordained math teacher.”

Isn’t that great? He understood a biblical principle that can bring is joy and satisfaction no matter what we do. Paul put it like this, "Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for men" (Colossians 3:23).

Or, as Francis Schaeffer put it, to be a teacher at a Christian school is no greater calling than to be a plumber or businessman or anything else.

In other words, every vocation is holy to the Lord.

So what does this mean to you? If you’re a salesman, you’re an ordained salesman. Are you a truck driver? You are an ordained truck driver. A farmer? You’re ordained. Why? Because whatever you do, God has ordained you to do it.