Would you do it all again?

In today’s edition of USA Today, in a survey of 26,000+ adults…

“If I could do it all over again I would choose…”

41% said the same career

59% said a new career

Ministry is a little bit different when you factor in everyone’s different view of ‘calling’.

But my question to you today is…

WOULD YOU DO IT ALL OVER AGAIN?  Or if you could go back to age 20, would you choose a different career?

Take a moment to add your response to the comments section (and why).  You can do so anonymously if you like.




  • Chip Anderson September 24, 2012 Reply

    Yeah I would. Definitely! But I would do it differently.

  • sheblogan September 24, 2012 Reply

    Yes, I would be a pastor again because of the very firm call I received from the Risen Christ. That “Call” upheld me through thick and thin for 32 years, the last 20 serving Jesus in one church! Without the powerful “Call” I would have tried to please people and not the Lord and been fried in five years!

  • Joel Zehring September 25, 2012 Reply

    I know I’m not the target audience for this question, but I’ll respond anyway, because I briefly considered seminary after completing my undergrad.

    I would absolutely avoid professional ministry. I can’t think of a single example of a professional minister that makes me think that I could better serve God through a full-time ministry career.

    I am so glad to serve God as an unpaid volunteer.

  • Leonard Lee September 27, 2012 Reply


  • mike September 27, 2012 Reply

    Yes…it wasn’t the career choice however, it was the call of God. That call has sustained me in ministry through several pretty tough situations.

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