When it comes to the things of God, it is Jesus Christ and then everyone else.
John 15:4 says we are all branches of the same vine (i.e., Jesus). First Peter 2:9 says we are “a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people belonging to God, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light.”
Every believer is equipped to declare the praises of Jesus Christ. First Peter 2:5 proclaims that all of us are living stones building the same spiritual house.
As a Christian who goes to a job from Monday through Friday, you are a full-time minister of the Gospel of Jesus Christ in the workplace. Your work is full-time Kingdom work.
The fact is you do not have to quit your job in order to serve God because you are already serving him with your job and career.
Much of the confusion about what qualifies as bona fide service to God stems from early religious teachings that exalted clerical professionals as spiritually superior to everyday working believers. This two-tier, sacred-secular divide is not what God intends for his Body. In God’s eyes all Christians share the same imputed righteousness of Christ; there is no sacred-secular divide, and there are no first- or second-class Christians.
Yes, some Christians do a much better job of serving Christ than others, but Jesus does not rank us by our vocations. Of course, we respect and support the Lord’s prophets, evangelists, apostles, pastors, and teachers (Eph. 4:11–12), and they are “worthy of double honor” for their work (1 Tim. 5:17). But most of them will be quick to tell you that Christian ministry is not limited to their specific callings. Jesus is the church’s only Shepherd, and we are his sheep.
In the New Testament, it’s Jesus Christ first and then all the rest of us who serve him.
Do you want to be a minister of the Gospel? Serve God full time? Change the world for Jesus Christ? Then start with the people who are in the place where you spend most of your time—your workplace.