What does not define me

Now that I have been at this new job for a few weeks I am confronted with a couple of questions,  questions I like to ask.

What am I doing?  That is a simple question and one that I am still working out.  I am managing a group of people who monitor Sony’s network and facilitate communication across different parts of the organization.  You might wonder, “What exactly does all that mean?”  I am still sorting through some of those technical details.

The more important question is, “Why am I doing it?”  That is something that has caused me to think a lot more.  It is a whole lot different on many levels from being a volunteer missionary in Africa.  However it brings up one very big point.

I am not defined by what I do.  What I do should be defined by who I am.  And who am I?  I am a child of the Most High. That remains, no matter what my vocation.  I can be a missionary in Africa, or I can be a ditch digger in California (something I actually enjoy in my free time…), either way, I am still God’s adopted son and I am still requested to serve Him. My real job is to work for the advancement of God’s Kingdom.

I know this can be used as an excuse to do anything, that is not my point. My point is to ask you, “Why are you doing it?” If you are digging ditches, great.  If you are managing a company, great.  If you are doing whatever, great.  It is never about what you are doing, but why. Do the most with what God gives you. (Matt 25:14-29) It also makes me think of Joseph.

What is the most?  Well that is another post that has been in draft form since September of 2008.  I hope to get to it soon.

3 thoughts on “What does not define me

  1. glad you’re back! i actualy need a ditch digger in November.
    we also need to schedule a trip to the snow.

  2. I hope you don’t think this too weird but your name kept coming to mind so I thought I’d look you up and I found your Blog.

    Back when we were both at SCEA I remember you had figurines of Jesus playing soccer. I loved seeing them.

    I loved reading your post.

    Gods blessings be upon you and your family in 2018.

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