At one prompting from Jesus, brothers Peter and Andrew left what they were doing and followed Jesus. It was what they were, fishermen. That was the occupation that they said when asked. But from that moment until the end of their walks on earth they were followers of Jesus; his disciples.
What do you do? Are you defined by your occupation? or by who Jesus calls you to be, his follower?
Even during the brief time that Jesus was in the tomb, the disciples went back to what they did before (John 21). We can be like that too. We can have moments in our lives where we question what we are meant to do for the Kingdom of God and what we are meant to do for a living. We look at them as separate things. Can I propose to you that they don't have to be separate. We can compartmentalise what we 'do' as a living and what we 'do' for God. But I don't think that’s what God's intention is.
Matthew 6:9-10, Jesus's teaching on prayer says this "Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name, your KINGDOM come, your WILL be done on EARTH as it is IN HEAVEN." (emphasis added). There is no 'buts' or 'only if' or 'apart from in your workplace...'. It applies to EVERY PART OF OUR LIVES! We can have the fullness of heaven in EVERY part of our lives! How exciting is that!?
We can focus too much on our 'worldly' occupation and just define ourselves as that. An accountant, a teacher, a scientist, a cashier, a salesmen, a hostess… or jobless... But that isn't the be all and end all. When you have Jesus in your heart, you have the fullness of Christ in you! You have authority to shift things so mightily in the supernatural that the natural has to follow with it. You mission field and sphere of influence is anywhere you step your foot into. What's holding your back from bringing heaven into earth in your daily life?
"Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age."