Is it more Christ-like to be in Ministry?
For example, if you had the option of working for a ministry or opening a pizzeria what would Jesus do. The assumption would be ministry right? But is it? Jesus did spend 3 years of his life in full-time ministry.
However, those of Jesus’ hometown downplayed him as Joseph the carpenter’s son and almost no stories were recorded in those first 30 years making it pretty safe to say, Jesus did what other 1st century Jewish boys did—he worked in his father’s trade. Most days, Jesus was probably cutting stone, negotiating bids, and securing supplies.
In those early working years though, was he any less the image of the invisible God was he still the exact representation of the Father? Jesus once told his followers, “Whatever the Father does, the Son also does” (John 5:19) which allows us to presume he was led by the Father to work.
Jesus’ life illustrates, it is not what you do that determines your Christlikeness, it’s why you are doing it. Could it be that you are far more Christlike than you gave yourself credit for?