I listened to an acquaintance explain her family member’s career change, almost apologizing that he hasn’t decided what his life’s occupation should be. As someone who has also switched careers, I understood his conundrum, but not her apologetic comments.
Where do we get the idea that we need to pick one job and stay with it forever? There are benefits, of course, to staying in the same field for years or even decades, but where God calls us to spend our energies may change. We aren’t defined by our careers. Or are we?
The girls’ Bible study I help lead at church finished studying Galatians a few weeks ago. I’m always amazed by how much more I gain from a Bible passage or book when I slow down and study it, especially with a group. I’m sure I’ve read Galatians several times, and probably even heard some sermons on it. But I feel so much more familiar with the book after a few weeks of talking about each section with several preteen…