Restless in the wait
Doug at Eternal Souls eternalsouls.net
- 2019 Sep 16
Restless in the wait
Thought- Your career is what you get paid for, but your calling is what you were made for.
Scripture- ““Therefore, my brothers and sisters, make every effort to confirm your calling and election. For if you do these things, you will never stumble, and you will receive a rich welcome into the eternal kingdom of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.” 2 Peter 1:10-11
Insight: I once read that until you find your true calling in life, you remain restless. I have found that to be oh so true! I am 54 years old and still haven’t found my true calling. Oh, I have lots of things I love, God and my family first among them, and I have been blessed to make a great living in my work, but deep down in the pit of my soul I know I am called for something different, something more. Waiting on this to emerge has been the biggest struggle of my prayer life and faith walk by far. Because of not having yet found my calling, deep, lasting peace has remained elusive for me as it relates to my bigger purpose. Success is not as important to me as significance and God has stirred something in my heart that I desperately want to see come to fruition. I just don’t know exactly what it is yet. I know I don’t want to just go through my life as a consumer of life, I want to be investing in eternal kingdom pursuits. I want to be an adventurer and not a settler.
I am not anything but thankful for the life and freedom God has given to me in my career and the many blessings He has brought to me. He has allowed for much time to be spent with my kids as they grow up and remain gainfully employed which is not something I take for granted at all. I am very grateful for this time to invest in their lives. But there is a higher calling I feel for my life deep in my soul. My career is what I get paid for, but my calling is what I feel I was made for. My career is what I am paid to do, but my calling is what I am wired to do. I just haven’t been able to clearly define it, but I can feel it in my soul, stirring inside like a pot of Irish Stew. My career is celebrated here on earth, but my true calling will be celebrated there in Heaven. This is why I am searching and praying but to quote U2 “I still haven’t found what I’m looking for.” Until I reach my full potential for what God made me to be, I will never feel complete. There is a sense of urgency tied to it, and a passion in pursuing it, for I don’t want to miss it. For I have found it true that I can never have true peace until I find my true calling. God bless those that have found it. Rejoice! For you are blessed indeed.
Prayer: Lord, I pray for your help in finding the true calling for which I was created so I can have maximum impact for your Kingdom. I pray this in Jesus mighty name. Amen!