You are not what you do.
So often, in America, we define who we are by what we do. We introduce ourselves by our job titles. We ask, "What do you do?" to be polite in small talk. We define others by their occupation.
But there are good reasons to connect what you do with your time, whether that is 9-to-5 work, or managing a household full of children. God created us to work, not as judgment, but in cooperation with a mandate given to humanity long before the fall. Your work isnt who you are, but it is central to why you are here. When we get that confused, our work can be the most frustrating aspect of our lives.
So, what now?
Editors Russell Moore and Andrew T. Walker of the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission (ERLC) assemble leading voices to frame the issue with a gospel-centered perspective. The Gospel for Life series gives every believer a biblically-saturated understanding of the most urgent issues facing our culture today, because the gospel is for all of life.
Russell Moore serves as the eighth president of the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention, the moral and public policy agency of the nation's largest Protestant denomination. A native Mississippian, he and his wife Maria are the parents of five sons.
Andrew T. Walker serves as Director of Policy Studies at The Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission. He and his wife Christian live in Franklin, TN with their two daughters.