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Rick Warren on Vocation

July 1, 2010

The following quotes on vocation are attributed to Rick Warren

We serve God by serving others. The world defines greatness in terms of power, possessions, prestige, and position. If you can demand service from others, you’ve arrived. In our self-serving culture with its me-first mentality, acting like a servant is not a popular concept.

I’ll take a person who’s humble and has integrity over a person who has vision any day. A lot of people have vision just based on ego, but it’s in that dependence upon God that we get His vision and develop more trust in Him.

If God only used perfect people, nothing would get done, … God will use anybody if you’re available.

You never know God is all you need until God is all you have.

God is looking for people to use, and if you can get usable, he will wear you out, … The most dangerous prayer you can pray is this: ‘Use me.’”

You were made by God and for God, and until you understand that, life will never make sense.

Faithful servants never retire, … You can retire from your career, but you will never retire from serving God.

Rick Warren is pastor of Saddleback Church and author of numerous books including The Purpose Driven Life. To investigate the individual and communal aspects of calling  and profession more deeply and personally consider examining the devotional Profession-als: Men and Women Partnering with the Trinity in Everyday Life.

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