The first of the four gospels to be written, Matthew opens the New Testament with the genealogy of the Messiah, Jesus Christ, King of the Jews. This section of the Sermon on the Mount begins with verse 19, “Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal.” But what is treasure really?
At a point in every person’s life, they will likely struggle with their identity. When our identity is not rooted in God, we are at risk of believing the lies we hear. The lies that stem from societal standards, social media, our peers, and sometimes even ourselves.
Going back to work as new parents, having our whole lives changed, was a huge adjustment. There were so many new things we had to consider and work around with a new baby and new responsibilities, while also having to transition back into the workplace.
What is your calling?
Think about that question for a moment. When you think of someone who “has a calling,” who do you envision? What type of work are they doing? Do you think about someone running a food pantry? An orphanage? Someone finding a solution to the water crisis? What about your hairdresser or barber? Your child’s teacher? The CEO of a fortune 500 company?