Do you have a job title?
Eight years ago I was serving on a church staff and we were having fun trying to come up with creative job titles for each of us. This was prompted by a series of articles in Fast Company on “Job titles of the Future”.
Some of my favorites were…
Master of Disaster,
Princess of Persuasion,
Keeper of the Magic.
And this one really made me smile:
Raging Inexorable Thunder-Lizard Evangelist for Change
(I may actually have met this guy in Puerto Rico this morning where we’re staying for a meeting)
Anyway, I myself was lobbying for the title, Chief Kingdom Mischief-Maker.
And I know a guy who is both a pastor and a dance instructor. Pastor Twinkle Toes?
Our most important “title” is Beloved Child of God, but I’ve been thinking…what other titles might God want us to live into?
Simon was anything but solid when Jesus gave him the title Peter, the Rock (Mt. 16:17). But he grew into it with God’s help. What are other potential titles?
Kingdom Event Planner?
CSO (Chief Serving Officer)?
Last night a bunch of us were talking about a man we admire. Years ago this guy read in the newspaper about a businessperson who had messed up big time.
He tracked down this infamous messer-upper’s number and called him. He said, “I’m thinking you probably don’t have many friends right now. I’d like to be your friend.”
Job title: Friend to the Friendless. Sounds pretty Jesus-y to me.
What title might you see for yourself right now? Is there a different title you think God might want to give you to grow into?