Ephesians 2:10 For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.
We are all called to work. To be human means we are made in the image of the God who hovers over the waters of chaos and works to bring order. Work is sacred because it is an incarnational act that aligns us in the flow of the creator as we participate in the “ongoing creation of the world.” This is more than a good vocation but is a participation in the sacred.
Do you find we often compartmentalize “the work we are called to” as only being employment or vocation? Do you see every part of your life as the work you are called to? How can we grow in this?
Sometimes there is this voice in our head that says if something is sacred it should flow with a certain degree of ease. Work is more like a sacred struggle. Do the words sacred and struggle feel like a contradiction or a holy pairing to you?
This sacred struggle can look like anything where something or someone is in disarray and you are able to bring clarity and right action. Share an experience where there was chaos and you were able to bring order to the situation.
Everything we have been talking about in the “Undivided Spirituality” series is a different aspect of sacred work. It takes work to “own our voice” and do our internal work. It takes work to be generous. It takes work to have healthy relationships. It takes work to learn how to speak in the language of others and communicate across barriers. It is a sacred struggle to participate in a vocation. Which stands out to you as needing the most attention in your life and why?