We have some friends who think that because my husband, Tony, runs a business that supports us, we are somehow missing out on the best God has for us. "How much more you could accomplish for God," they imply or say outright, "if you were full time in ministry."
Maybe they are right.
But I think they are missing something. In God's eyes, there is no difference between sacred and secular. God doesn't regard full time ministry as more "spiritual" than running a business. Life is a whole.
Tony has many opportunities to talk with people who would never speak with a "minister." Some open up their lives to him because he is willing to be vulnerable by saying something like, "I believe in a God who cared deeply about your situation. Would you be open to me praying for you?" Often they are in tears by the time he has finished praying.
It's hard for someone to work in our company without becoming a Christian. (We employ the best person for the job, not necessarily believers.)
A businessperson can reach other business people, just as a skateboarder is more likely to be touched by another skateboarder.
We are called to live full time for the Kingdom, no matter how we make our living.