Some people are in the beautiful place of being smack in the middle of living out their dream. However, I suspect many of us fall into one of two camps when it comes to living out our passions. In one camp are those who have a crysal clear vision about what they want to be doing; what they feel like God is calling them to do. The other campers are those who feel utterly clueless about their deep calling and purpose. And while the two camps seem to be in different places, both feel stuck.
The ones with a clear vision feel like they know what they should be doing, but they aren’t doing it. Doors don’t seem to be opening; some are even flat-out shutting in their face. The work they are currently doing feels like it contributes nothing to get them closer to living out their passions. The frustration exacerbated when they feel so strongly that God has given them the vision.
The other camp feels like they are spinning their wheels; just going through the mundane motions with no sense of purpose. Their days are busy, but they aren’t full. They pray for God to show them their calling, but the silence is deafening at the moment.
What God has been showing me is that each little task, activity, opportunity, conversation, invitation is, in a way I can’t see yet, preparing me for the works He has planned for me. It is all beautiful on its own, but even more beautiful in the ways it is contributing to something bigger.
God is showing me that my job is to be obedient. To say “yes” when I feel the Spirit nudging me to, even if my flesh isn’t feeling it. I’m convinced that in surprising & creative ways God is laying out a beautiful puzzle made up of tons of tiny pieces. He sees the finished picture when all I see are disparate pieces.
Keep going after the dreams God has given you. Keep praying for God to show you His path for you. And then, say “yes” where God calls you. Be obedient in the small assignments. You don’t want to risk missing out on the training orchestrated by God for something so beautiful.