I found some interesting thoughts while reading The Crossroads of Should and Must by Elle Luna. It greatly helped bring clarity to my thoughts. I hope it does for you too.
Difference Between a Job, a Career, and a Calling.
A job: something typically done from 9 to 5 for pay.
A career: A system of advancements and promotions over time where rewards are used to optimize behavior.
A calling: Something that we feel compelled to do regardless of fame or fortune.
Which one do you currently have –
Or a calling?
How do we balance them all?
Let’s see what Eric Muzart has to say about this:
_I went from summer jobs as student, to a career as a professional athlete to a calling as a missionary. it may take time to find your calling, in the mean time, it is ok to have a job or a career for a while. after 26 years into it, I can tell you that there is nothing more fulfilling than finding God’s purpose for your life and walking into your calling. in the light of eternity, everything else is meaningless. God may call you to be the best doctor, engineer, technicien, mechanic… transforming the University, the Marketplace & the World..