Tuesday, August 30, 2011

job, career, or calling?

•Financial rewards
•Necessary to life
•“Working to Live”
•Material Benefits
•Support to family
•Short-term in most cases
•No long-term investment

•Recognition & Power
•High Self-Esteem
•Climbing the Ladder
•Requires long-term investment

•Personally fulfilling
•Labor of Love
•Makes a contribution to Society
•An end in itself
•Inseparable from rest of one’s life
•Life-long investment

I think a lot of teenagers look for a job, many older generations have looked for a career, and many Gen Xers (generation before me) and Millenials (my generation) look for callings.
I want to figure out what my calling is. I want to make a difference. I want to help others. 

So...do you have a job, career, or calling? What do you do and why do you classify it as such?

1 comment:

  1. When I was a stay at home mom - that was a calling. When I was a librarian at CCA - that was a calling. When I was a foster mom - that was a calling. I say a calling, because I feel God called me to do these "works" and gave me fulfillment through them. That's why I feel so lost know - I no longer feel God calling me to do anything and I'm just spinning my wheels.