While many of us parents would be thrilled to hear that our kids want to be missionaries, do we really mean it? I overheard a family talking about their oldest son who had just graduated with a degree in engineering—who now wants to use his abilities serving Christ with a mission agency. “We’re a little disappointed. We didn’t spend all that money just to throw it away.” Throw it away? Serving Jesus? Frankly, it doesn’t matter where any of us work. We all should be doing our job for Jesus. I hope we’re teaching our kids to practice what the Bible says: “Do everything as we’re doing it unto the Lord.” We’re not just honoring God—it’s pointing others to Him.

Suggested Reading: Colossians 3:23