Author Linda Fields recalls a time when she was a teenager where an explosion severely injured her—she had third-degree burns followed by surgeries and skin grafts, and almost died. But she says that experience actually helped her; God had a purpose in it.
"God gave me an understanding," Fields says. "He had me, no matter what I saw, no matter how scarred I was, no matter how painful it was. ... I think there's a little secret there about how we come through the fire that has to be unpacked for each person individually."
Fields has a passion for helping the "spiritual professional" (Christians working in the secular workforce). She's spoken with people in the secular workplace who wonder why God isn't using them in a bigger capacity in the church, she says on the Greenelines podcast on the Charisma Podcast Network. But God's plan is different for everyone—He calls some people to minister to businessmen, mothers, movie stars, entrepreneurs and so on whom pastors may not be able to reach because they can't relate to them in the same way.
"When God has a person of prayer in the marketplace, He's got the best candidate on assignment for bringing transformation force in the earth," Fields says. "That praying coffee barista, that praying bank president, that entrepreneur—and it's just a divine calling."
For more encouragement to move forward confidently in the place of work to which God has called you, listen to the entire episode here.
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