Everyday—Serving Exactly Where You Are

“Everyday” is a series of Thursday posts this month looking at God’s presence in everyday life.

I’m just a plumber, what can I do for the kingdom of God? I’m just an accountant, what can I do for Jesus? I’m just a cook in the back of a restaurant, what can I possibly accomplish for God? I’m just a…

“As He was going along by the Sea of Galilee, He saw Simon and Andrew, the brother of Simon, casting a net in the sea; for they were fishermen (Mark 1:16, NASB).”

They were just fishermen who woke up one morning and went to do what they did everyday. They were working their trade, what they knew best, “for they were fishermen.” They were overlooked by much of their society, but Jesus looked at them that day and said, “Come, follow me, and I will send you out to fish for people (17, NIV).”

Jesus sees you where you are at today. He has a plan and purpose for your life. You may feel overlooked, but Jesus is looking directly at you. You may not feel equipped to serve God, but Jesus is calling you exactly where you’re at. “Come, follow me.”

Take a moment to share your own everyday experience with God in a comment.

© 2023, Chris G Thelen

At once they left their nets and followed him. – Mark 1:18, NIV

10 thoughts on “Everyday—Serving Exactly Where You Are

  1. Now retired, my career as a public school classroom teacher brought the breath of the Spirit into my life time and time again. I felt this guiding hand back in my college days when I switched majors from Accounting to Business Education. This decision was just the beginning of a rewarding journey of 40 years.

  2. God needs each of us to do our part. I think sometimes it is the little things that can be really big things. When we reach out and show others that we care about them…and let them know that God cares deeply about them, we share our faith. It is God who can move mountains and it is God who works miracles. We walk in faith knowing that each and every day, God is always at work in our lives. In that way, there are no ‘ordinary’ moments.

    1. Sometimes I am amazed at what God does with one small, ordinary action—not in the sense of surprise, but awe. I do believe he can do powerful things with the smallest actions. I just need to have faith to respond to the Spirit of God when he nudges me, even if it doesn’t make sense. I think of 2 Corinthians 5:7, “for we walk by faith, not by sight.” Thanks for the sharing your thoughts. Blessings.

  3. As a salesperson, my life is pretty extroverted. Yet, my family and many friends are not. I help them by, when needed, being their voice. Always, always, with the Holy Spirit and in the name of Christ.

    1. It’s great that you share your gift with others to help them when needed. Thanks for sharing that. May we continue to be attentive to the needs God places before us. Blessings.

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