In The Call, Os Guinness talkes about the importance of understanding (and reclaiming!) the meaning of calling:
"Beware of anything that competes with loyalty to Jesus Christ," [Oswald Chambers] wrote. "The greatest competitor of devotion to Jesus is service for Him.... The one aim of the call of God is the satisfaction of God, not a call to do something for Him."
Do we enjoy our work, love our work, virtually worship our work so that our devotion to Jesus is off-center? Do we put our emphasis on service, or usefulness, or being productive in working for God - at his expense? [...]
We are not primarily called to do something or go somewhere; we are called to Someone.This is a good reminder to me. Of course in some ways it puts me more out of control, but that is a good thing I think. How do you think your view of "calling" affects your work? Your relationship with God?