As the bird perches on a branch but puts no trust in it but on its wings, so should men seek to trust in a profession God has purposed for them.
I want to talk about your source of income. Unfortunately, I may not know your source of income but is your source of income genuine, is it legal, is it coming from a good source? The devil has used the source of income of many people to compromise their integrity. There is no way people won’t earn a living from the kind of jobs they do. A lot of people take bribe, cheat, outwit their clients or customers and even manipulate figures just to make ends meet. They lack the courage to do a decent job. The crux of the matter is that they believe they can’t live a good life without involving in financial and economic crimes.
Fears of poverty, insecurity and greed are basic elements of their lives, why? They are in a wrong profession. It pains so much that in this dispensation people still embezzle funds meant for the citizenry, people still engage in something that neither gives them passion nor joy. They just work because they have no alternative.
Everything they claim to do for the masses are mere means of luring them to their early graves.
Striving over wrong profession, wrong lifestyle, wrong friends, wrong acquisition of wealth and wrong usage of knowledge could be frustrating. It could lead to premature death, broken relationship, low esteem and violence.
The God-given profession is devoid of all these perils.
Ecclesiastics 3:10 reads, “I have seen the God-given task with which the sons of men are to be occupied,” and verse13 says,” and also that every man should drink and enjoy the good of all his labour – it is the gift of God”.
It is glaring that there is a God-given profession which the Scripture called the ‘God-given task’. I know somebody would ask me,’Can God dictate a profession for him?’ Yes, He can and He does.
Paul was an erudite lawyer but God chose him to be an Apostle. Peter was a professional fisherman before he was called to divine duty. Noah was a farmer but converted to a ship maker. Elisha was a farmer before Elijah called him for heavenly assignment.
If your profession does not glorify God, you become miserable. Wrong profession can make you waste your years of destiny. Choose your profession by the leading of the Holy Spirit. Take the courage and give it a try.