I just had the man from the Australian Electoral Commission come to my house to make sure that all of the members of the household where up-to-date on the electoral roll. I wasn’t, so I had to fill in a form. I’ve moved recently, and had completely forgotton about the fact that I’m now in a new Electorate.
So, on the form, I had to fill out a little box that said “Occupation:” and I was stumped! I had no idea what to write. I thought… “Soldier” – yer I could put that but that might be a bit “strange” to the guy. then I thought I could put “Data entry Clerk” but I didn’t want that to be on my record! (for longer that absolutely necesary anyway!) I went on to fill in the other questions, deciding to to come back to that one. Heaps of ideas were coming at me… “Christian” hmm.. “Minister”, “Youth worker” (although I dont do a lot of that anymore) “Graphic Designer” “Web Designer” all these things..
He goes to me “hahah, don’t know what to put? I can’t hold one job down for very long either!” I was a bit taken a back by that comment, but by then I had decided to write… “Volunteer”. “I’m a volunteer, I do volunteering, I’ll put that.” He goes, “Oh! Cool, good on ya”
Anyways. the point being.. I think I like the fact that there is not one thing that defines my life. I’m not going to be an “accountant” or an “engineer” forever. I’m a servant of God! and I’m going to “volunteer” for HIM, forever.