It seems to me that Jesus and the Apostles made it clear: Christians are to focus their work in fulfilling the Great Commission by using the gifts, talents, and social positions they find themselves. Like my pastor says: “please don’t hear what I am not saying”. I am not saying that Christians are ONLY to do the Great Commission obvious things like preaching, teaching, and evangelism. Rather I am saying that it seems to me that Jesus wants us to take his command seriously in that it is the primary motivation for our work in this world.
Many people will take this thinking and run in the direction of saying that only such activities that directly and obviously fulfill the GC (Great Commission) are to be done by Christians and no other activity is worthy of their time, but that isn’t what I am saying. In order to better understand my thinking on this subject one must think slower and longer on it than the quick assumptions we all make from the gut.