Thursday, January 10, 2008

A calling???

I have one of those page-a-day desk calendars for my desk at work. It's called "Life's Little Instructions from the BIBLE". It has a quote from one of the "Life's Little Instructions" books, and a Bible verse for everyday.
Yesterday's was this:

Wednesday January 9, 2008
"Never let the odds keep you from pursing what you know in your heart you were meant to do."
As a prisoner for the Lord, then, I urge you to live a life worthy of the calling you have received. Ephesians 4:1 (NIV)

But how do you know what it is you are meant to do??? I mean, I'll see something, and think I'd like to do that, and then take off with it for a while, or start planning (like writing out on paper) how I would do this thing or another. But it seems the interest dies before I can really even get started. It makes me feel wishy-washy a lot of the time. (And I don't want to work in Social Services the rest of my life- it's too depressing to see how screwed up the system is, and that your clients get better benefits that you, the one who is working, get.)
Or what if what your heart says you really want to do something, but you feel that it is not attainable, like a dream that you will never be able to reach???

And I know the Bible verse is talking about being a Christian, which I try to live everyday, but you have to make an earthly living as well...


LaughingLaura said...

re: unreachable dream...

I think you're forgetting that you can do all things through Christ... It's just a matter of perspective.

Chelf said...

The point of dreaming is to expand your view of what is reachable. Why would God allow our minds to create such fancies, if we were not meant to pursue them?

Even if it seems out of reach now, you need to set a goal, and aim for it with all that you are.