A couple of Sundays, the message at The Crossing was about work and ministry and it really struck a chord with me. God has given me such a blessing in that he has placed me in my DREAM JOB! I've always known and always worked toward the goal of becoming a veterinarian. I feel that this my calling - what I was uniquely designed to do. As I get closer to getting to live that goal out, I feel a calling to do more than just help the animals. I also want to help the children - the children who need a safe haven. My husband and I can provide the discipline, love, and hope the children need. We will be their advocates, mentors, teachers, ...foster parents. We're out to change the world! I realized that my heart seeks to help those without a voice and those whose voices are not heard - the children and the animals.
Your work is your ministry. Even just cleaning your yard and doing a job well done. Do it as if for the Lord! Engage culture restoratively. Making people happy and flourish in your workplace. Your calling as a Christian, is to make the world a better place.
One of my favorite inspirational stories is the starfish story (adapted from The Star Thrower by Loren Eiseley). You should do a quick internet search for it (it's posted many, many places), because it's worth reading :)