What do you do for a living?
The way most of us would answer this question is by saying what we do for our occupation. "I'm an engineer, a computer programmer, an accountant, a small business owner, a home-maker, etc."
Let's think about this. Is this what Christ-followers do for a living? Is this really our life's preoccupation? Is this who we are? Is this what our lives are about? Working with numbers, computers, or selling auto parts? And too often our identity is wrapped up in what we do to earn a living. But there has to be more to our lives and our self-understanding than what we do to earn a living.
If Jesus is the Lord over our lives, we are all in the business of establishing the Kingdom of God here on earth as it is in heaven. What we do for a living is to partner with God to build up His Kingdom. And we happen to do that while we are an engineer, a computer programmer, an accountant, a small business owner, a home-maker, etc.
Our single preoccupation and our identity is in who God has called us to be. Who we are as Christ-followers ought to be the overriding concern to which everything else should be bent. You and I are Kingdom engineers.
So Christian, what do you do for a living?