There is nothing wrong with working a secular job. There is nothing inherently less worthy about it. We can’t all be in full-time ministry. Yet, I feel strongly about how God has led me to this point, and it is *quite* discouraging to now be a thirty-something and performing tasks way outside my training. I attempt, to varying success, to glean lessons for when the day will come when I will be in vocational ministry. My goal is to start to writing about these lessons, not only to crank out some writing, but also to serve as a reminder of my growth now, as well as what men and women in the congregation deal with on a daily basis.
The first is that for those people who have secular jobs, and especially when families are thrown in the mix, free time does not exist.
via Awaiting That Day — Adventures in Secular Jobs, Part One.