2014.07.5【英译中】来自上帝的信函--54

发表于:2014-07-05 18:00 [只看楼主] [划词开启]

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After I became a Christian, I wrestled with the tension between the sacred and the secular. Most other believers I knew were employed in church-related work. My interests and background seemed to point toward a career in engineering and business, yet I had the nagging sense such pursuits were less "worthy." How could I find God's highest for my work? I didn't want to be a "second-class" citizen.

在我成为一名基督教徒之后,我受宗教和世俗困惑。大多数我人生的教徒受雇从事教堂有关的工作。我的兴趣爱好和我的背景看似是从事工程设计和经商。然而,我曾困惑这样的追求可能没有太大的人生意义。我怎样能找到上帝给予我的最佳安排。我不想成为二等公民。

After an extended time of searching for God's will, I realized He indeed wanted to guide me. I didn't hear an audible voice, but I sensed Him saying, "John, I've called you to business. Do it with all your heart." As you might imagine, this clarity was tremendously liberating. It freed me to wholeheartedly pursue business as my calling in life -- a journey I've now pursued for over four decades.

在长期追寻上帝的旨意之后,我意识到他真心想指引我。我没有听到他的声音,但是我感觉到他在说,“约翰,我已经叫你去经商。全身心投入经商。”你可能会想象,这种大彻大悟是一种极大的解脱。它解放我,我全身心投入,追求我的事业,我人生呼唤我要从事的事业。这样的人生旅途我已经走了四十多年了。

Do you have clarity on your vocational call? I believe the Lord wants to give you confidence in your career choices. Here are some indicators that may help you. Ask yourself: What am I good at? What do I really enjoy? What do my education and experiences point to? Where do I sense God's pleasure?

在你的职业召唤中,你是否有这样的明智的选择?我相信上帝想在我们进行职业选择时给予我们自信。下面这些暗示可能对你有帮助。自问自答:我喜欢什么?我真正喜欢什么?你的教育和经验如何?我在哪里可以感觉上帝的快乐?

You may see patterns in your life that provide clear direction -- as though an Invisible Hand has been at work, guiding you, even before you fully committed to follow Him.

你可看到你人生的蓝图,它可为你指明方向---尽管有一种无形的手在指引你,甚至在你完全信仰他之前就在指引你。

You will spend the majority of your waking hours at work. How important that you respond to a call. Life is more than just doing a job and earning a paycheck. God calls you and gives purpose to your life -- right where you are, right in the workplace.

你将把大部分白天时间花费在工作上。响应这样一个号召是多么重要。生活不仅仅是做一份工作,挣一份工资。上帝召唤你,给予你人生的意义----它在你的住所,它在你的工作地点。

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