I have a job that some say equates to a ruthless dictator. I hear this and see that this applies to any multi-national corporate executive that has accepted a mandate of change. Linking how people see you with how you see yourself is often problematic – you know where you stand but it is very different from the view from outside.
What is your role at work? I know that there are those that think they know the precise role. However, what do you see and why? Is it just an exercise for money? Could you be staying in the role just because it helps reduce the uncertainty of paying the monthly bills?
I find myself pondering this question every time I am in the vise of corporate politics. This reflection only increases when I perceive that I am being exploited by another. What is the answer and why?
I find myself repeatedly coming to the same stop in the journey. The answer is simple and my desire is clear. I am in my role because I believe that in this moment and time this is where God would like me to be. In may or may not be obvious, but I am on a mission! I know that others find it odd, but there are Divine callings beyond being a priest, doctor, or humanitarian worker. In this spot I look around and I find callings of the Spirit drawing others into their niche.
There is a part “B” to the call. My mission is closely coupled with my desire to have God’s feedback on what I have done. I am not really concerned about the possibility or reality that my “reward” will be fair or even that it exists. I have a desire that the measure of my performance is at the heart of my mission. The hope is that God can say simply that “you continue[d] boldly in my Name; you never once denied my Name, even when the pressure was worst.” (Revelation 2.12) This lies at the heart of my mission. What is yours?