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Your Major is A Ministry

It is not about the name of your major; it's about the heart behind it.

Your Major is A Ministry
MK Pierce

Recently I was asked what my major was. Once I answered, the response I received was "Oh, so you must have it all figured out."

This response triggered something in me. I firmly believe that I am one of the last people on this earth who has it all together. It takes me five years to decide whether I'm in the mood to listen to Usher or Frank Sinatra.

The only thing I know is that my heart hurts, and is heavy, for the younger generation and I know that God is going to use that passion for His Glory. I want to go into those dark places and, with grace and love, meet my students where they are at. Even though I will not be allowed to read scripture to my students, my classroom could be the only place where they might encounter The Gospel. It could be the only place where they feel loved on, welcomed, accepted, and not because of my own doing, but because of God's.

When I answered that I want to be a high school English teacher, the person who asked me the question automatically assumed that I want to live the "American Dream."

Would I mind a front porch with a swing and a glass of lemonade in hand? No, but that is not my goal. I would also not mind a small hut in a rural country. The thing is, we cannot put God in a box. Home is wherever He calls me, and that is literally all I know.

Just because the name of your major does not have the word "ministry" in it does not mean that Jesus is going to use you any less than He would someone who does. It is not about the name of your major, it's about the heart behind it. We all should strive to glorify Him in all that we do, and how beautiful it is that our God has given us each different passions and gifts to do so!

God needs people in hospitals sharing His love. He needs people in the church to preach truth and lead worship humbly. He needs people in high-income businesses to proclaim His name and Word. He needs physical therapists to encourage His strength onto their patients. He needs music therapists to reach His children.

What an honor it is to serve a God who gives us these different passions, talents, and callings so that we can use those to further His Kingdom and reach His people in all different places.

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