In one of my blog posts here, I mentioned about Jesus reminding His mother about His Father’s business. It demonstrated how we should keep our minds to our mission, as Christian entrepreneurs, while doing Earthly vocations.
Today, in this blog post, I’m going to expound a bit on that.
Don’t worry as this might be just a few minutes read, something that will simply empower and inspire you as a Christian entrepreneur. I am not a theologian, these are just based on my opinions. But since I have this playful mind, you might find my ideas somewhat entertaining.
I like using Jesus and His story as an object lesson, for not only He’s our Boss, but His life is also filled with action, drama, and sometimes comedy. I couldn’t think of any other better example to use.
So, let’s start.
Do You Know Your Mission in Life?
Let’s ponder about what is written in John 1:14 (King James Version)…
“And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we beheld His glory, the glory as the only-begotten of the Father.”
This text described how Jesus came to this world, and like a soldier who has gone into a mission, he lived like common people in an unknown territory. A record of that is found in Luke 2:51 (KJV)…
“Then He went down with them and came to Nazareth, and was subject to them.”
According the records in the Bible, while growing up, he helped his father (Joseph) in the carpentry work. He knew His mission in this world, but he kept the mystery of that mission in his heart and performed like a normal human being.
Like Jesus, we also have our own missions in life. And to what is your mission? I don’t know. It is only you who can know yours.
If you have not figured out yet your mission in life, reading Rick Warren’s book The Purpose Driven Life might help.
Doing Earthly Vocations While On A Mission
What I can imagine with that is the work of an army intelligence officer in a hostile territory. He has to live with the common people, hide his identity so he can perform his mission effectively.
In Jesus time, He lived with the common people. He worked as a laborer in His father’s carpentry shop. His work was as perfect as His character. Throughout his life on Earth, Jesus was an earnest worker. Each job found Him laboring cheerfully and diligently.
And when His father Joseph died, he responded to the call of John The Baptist. That was the start of implementing His mission. But during his Earthly life, the angels might have marveled how Jesus stooped down and took a human form. How he assumed a life of obscurity and toil.
Jesus is a perfect example for us, Christian entrepreneurs.
His work ethics, his passion to his work, and his being a source of inspiration and happiness to those people around Him. Often His family would hear the sound of a psalm or a song coming from his workplace.
Truly an inspiration for me, how I should blog and share the LIGHT to others.
My Mission in Life
In our world where the focus is mostly on material things, it is easy to forget about God.
Just take a walk in a busy business center and figure out where most people are tuned-in to. Walk into a mall, or in a Casino, you will see how people are preoccupied with money.
I don’t have to go far because, here in our small business center of a rural community, majority of the people are materialistic. One proof of that is, one cannot borrow money for emergency without paying interest as high as 100%.
It’s sad to think that most people now value PERSONAL GAIN over COMPASSION.
But amidst of that, there’s still hope.
One afternoon, a young female student came in to my Internet cafe. Noticing the magazine laying on my table, she asked, “Are you an Adventist, Sir?”
“Yes, and why you asked?”, I replied.
She said, “I have a high regard for the Adventists.”
She looked interested in religious things, and I’m glad that I served as a tool… and that reminded me of my mission.
We, Adventists strive to be good examples, in the business world, in the work place. In fact, our example of diet and avoidance of vices was commended in many occasions.
It is said in Matthew 5:16 (KJV)…
“Let your light so shine upon men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father which is in heaven.”
It doesn’t matter whether you’re a Catholic, a Protestant or a Seventh-Day Adventist like me. Our focus should be in the glorification of our Father. We are doing our things for God’s glory.
Aside from being a good examples, maybe you have a more tangible mission, like sponsoring a benevolent project, etc.. No matter how big or small that mission is, maintain your communication with the “base”.
And as Christian entrepreneurs with a mission, let us not forget to align ourselves with Jesus and His teachings. We should expect much, attempt much, and accomplish much. For in following His examples, we will have strength in our daily labors.
Thank you reading, and if you have questions or comments, kindly leave them below.
Your brother in Christ,
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