Have you ever asked yourself the questions: "How can I find greater meaning in my life? How can I make a lasting contribution through my work? How can I simplify so that I can enjoy the journey of life before it’s too late?" My answer begins with: “Find your calling.”
I believe that we all have spiritual gifts and talents that are just waiting to be engaged in a worthy pursuit. One of the lessons I’ve learned in life is that if you don’t act on life, life has a habit of acting on you. The days slip into weeks; the weeks slip into months; the months slip into years. Pretty soon, it’s all over, and you are left with nothing more than a heart filled with a life of regret over a life half lived. George Bernard Shaw was asked on his death bed: “What would you do if you could live your life over again?” He reflected, then replied with a deep sigh, “I’d like to be the person I could have been but never was.” I pray this will never happen to you. You see, we all are here for some unique purpose, some noble objectives that will allow us to manifest our highest God-given potential and, at the same time, add value to the lives around us.
We all need to be aware of our personal calling. What is a personal calling? It is God’s blessings. It is the path here on earth that God chose for you before the foundation of the world. Whenever we do something that fills us with enthusiasm, we’re following that calling.
Finding your calling doesn’t mean you must leave the job you now have. It simply means you need to bring more of yourself into your work and focus on the things you do best. It means you have to stop waiting for other people to make the changes you desire and, as Mahatma Gandhi noted, “Be the change you wish to see most in your world.” And once you do, your life will change.
Be the best with that which God has given you. Go be great!