“Come, bless God, all you servants of God!” Psalm 134.1
The question of what one is going to do with one’s life is very familiar. For reasons I do not completely understand it never quite goes away, someone is always bring it up. Last night’s conversation with boss #2, out of four current work superiors, followed a path in old territory. What do you like about what you do? What is your ideal next assignment? Where and when would you like to be there? Given the complexities still emerging from one of the world’s largest corporate merger, there are dozens of reasons why this should be an important question, but it is not.
During the past 300 plus days of walking through the Psalms, I am struck by the repeating Psalmist theme of individual purpose finding itself through God worship, praise, and blessing. The Psalmists believed, and it rings true in my own life, that we find our true role and purpose in life when we turn into and rest with the Presence. In simple terms the best professional job fit for humans is God worship. God made us for worship. We find rest and fulfillment in, and long for worship. When we do not take on worship as our primary activity, profession, we carry a thirst that nothing else appears to satisfy.
Often I ignore the truth our journey confirms. When I have great days at work, produce awesome results, and receive recognition for past and present, I still want more. When my relationships with family and friends is in great shape, a myriad of fun things coming up in the future, I still want more. When I rest in the presence, share first person worship with God and others, I become complete. It is very difficult to describe. I do not always experience the type of worship I just described, however the true experiences I carry are always close to my heart.
God offers you and I a great profession being His friend, sharing His presence, and becoming like Him. I want this job!