Is it possible to over emphasize personal fulfillment in our callings and careers? How much of our struggle with feeling fulfilled is related to the freedom and opportunities we enjoy?
How would we talk about this subject if we lived in places or periods of history with far less freedom and prosperity?
Does our emphasis on identity, meaning and significance in calling and career make it unrealistic for most people in the world? And is it also possible that making too close a connection between calling and significance contributes to the pervasive problem with discontentment in Western cultures?
These are important questions, but my concerns go far deeper. The way that many emphasize meaning and significance might actually conflict with kingdom values.
I realize that we must bring truth to our particular contexts and that it won’t look the same in every situation. But I am grateful that there are truths…
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