What Do You Do?
By this My Father is glorified, that you bear much fruit; so you will be My disciples.John 15:8
Question: What is (probably) the most-often asked question at parties and the church's fellowships when strangers meet?
Answer: "So, what do you do?"
Asking about a person's vocation or job is definitely a time-tested ice-breaker, good for a couple minutes of chit-chat--double that amount if the question is reciprocated: "And what do you do?"
Actually, every Christian could answer the question with the exact same template: "I serve the Lord Jesus Christ by working as a (name your vocation or job)." As slaves of Jesus Christ (Romans 1:1), we really have only one job in life: to serve Him. We go to many different venues for our vocation, but it is ultimately Him we serve. As Christ came into the world to accomplish His Father's will (John 6:38), so we go into the world to accomplish Christ's will (Matthew 28:19-20; John ). We accomplish two things in doing so: We earn our daily bread through our labor and we extend the by manifesting Christ's life and values to others.
So, what do you do? And how can you serve Christ today through your vocation or calling?