I really like my job.  Like…a lot.  Every day, I get to help college students make plans and find resources to help them reach all of their life goals.  It can be challenging, at times.  But watching them find success in the course of their journey is amazingly rewarding.  Thankfully, as long as folks keep going to college, I will get to be a part of this work.  Well, at least until the stupid internet ruins everything.

I have considered other careers, but job security is a big concern of mine.  So I definitely didn’t want to go into one of those fields where the goal is to work yourself out of a job.  For instance, if I was to become a police officer, I would definitely put an end to crime in my city.  Thus, I would be out of a job.  The same thing goes for being a judge, unless I could get my own TV show.  Or if I worked as an “Awesome Consultant,” I would find myself less and less useful as I helped the masses become more awesome.

However, isn’t “working yourself out of a job” part of a Christian’s job description?  Yes, there will always be people to love and serve.  And, of course, there will never be a reason to stop worshiping or praying continuously.  I’m talking more about the great commission.

Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.  (Matthew 28:19-20 NIV)

While it may seem impossible to us, this is our goal.  We are to do everything our power to make disciples of all nations.  We are supposed to be making sure that everyone on the planet knows about Jesus, who He is to us, and the truth of the gospel. 

Go ahead and say, “Jamie, there is no way we can reach everyone before Jesus comes back.”  While it may seem like a long shot, I humbly disagree.  This is what Jesus commanded us to do, and we should be doing everything in our power to reach that goal.  We should be spending every ounce of our energy trying to work ourselves out of a job.  Let’s get to it.

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