“I therefore, the prisoner of the Lord, beseech you that ye walk worthy of the vocation wherewith ye are called, With all lowliness and meekness, with longsuffering, forbearing one another in love; Endeavouring to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.” -Ephesians 4:1-3
What is your vocation? In the Strong’s Concordance, the word “vocation” is defined as an “invitation” or a “calling.” In essence, the Lord asks us, “Would you do this job for me?” Marriage, singleness, secular work, ministry work, motherhood, infertility, sisterhood, etc. are some of our respective callings as women. These callings or invitations are from whom?
Now, you -and I- may say, “Well, I sure didn’t choose this one, and I don’t recall God giving me an invitation to this!” Or we may say, “I agreed to this job, but I missed some of the fine print. I didn’t sign up for the hard parts.” When we can view our work or circumstances as Divine invitations from God to let Him work in us and through us, we can then endeavor to do our work well. How can we serve Him well if we have not accepted His invitation or His call to _________________? [Fill in the blank with your specific vocations.]
How do I become a worthy servant of the Lord in my fields? Read how here: Living on PB&J.