When you work for credit, you have three jobs:
1. doing good work
2. getting credit for it
3. and then guarding your credit (because these things are always under attack)
But when you work to make a difference, you only have one job:
1. work to make a difference
The first scenario (credit) is legitimate. It’s resume-building. It supplies your next landing pad. And, in a lot of ways, it’s the responsible thing to do.
But it can also be the fastest way to burn out.
Add to that, the importance of your work. When you’re doing work that really makes a difference, not giving it your all can be difficult.
Jesus understood this pull.
“Instead,” he said, “be concerned above everything else with the Kingdom of God and with what he requires of you, and [the father] will provide you with all these other things” (Matthew 6:33).
In other words, when you’re pulled, tithing your attention and priorities to him lets God takes care of the rest.