Dispositions and Positions

Have you ever thought about how many different types of work there are to do? It’s an absolutely bonkers amount? Completely bananas (thanks Gwen.)

People work in healthcare, law enforcement, government, private enterprise. Some work in intellectual pursuits, religious pursuits, economic pursuits, artistic pursuits. Others work in a wild array of entertainment, utility, convenience, or wonder. According to the U.S. BLS, there are only 840 official job classifications, but that doesn’t even begin to scratch the surface of the almost infinite numbers of combinations and subtle differences between jobs in the same industry or class. The diversity of work is mind boggling.

And then you stop and think that God gave each man and woman a unique disposition and skillset to fit a specific role and task. Some are given knowledge, or strength, or patience, or judgement, or curiosity. He’s made some to enjoy travel and some to hate it. Some people are patient and can stay with a single task for long periods of time, while others seek continual novelty. The diversity of works is matched and exceeded by the diversity of dispositions and skills found in people everywhere.

It’s like the human body, in which every limb and organ has a place where it fits easily or a task it can complete naturally. Just like the human body, God in his wisdom has designed each of us for a role or task. It’s a role or task we’ll be well suited for. It’s a role or task that will best serve the community we find ourselves it. It’s in that task that we have the greatest capacity to bring glory to God.

That task and role isn’t a pipe dream. It’s a reality. Do you currently live in it?