Day 2

Are you doing what you were made for?

This year has been a rollercoaster ride. I have experienced incredible highs and such lows that there were times I didn’t know how I was going to find the strength to finish another day.

All of this has set me to thinking … What is it that I was made for? In the past year, I have held four different jobs. FOUR JOBS. I’m 31! This is definitely not what I imagined I was made for; I thought for sure by now I’d have gained security in two of my three “dream jobs.”

After this year, I can certainly cross one thing off my list: sales! If you are on social media, you have inevitably come across a friend who is trying to sell you something. Well, this past summer I became so frustrated that I decided to become one of those people. I was told that this business would really only require me recruiting from my circle ONCE and then it would be smooth sailing. Yeah, that did not pan out. The thing is … after the initial “rush” of feeling like “Yeah, I can do this! Look how fun it is to work from home!” I felt nothing but defeat. Depression. Failure. But the saddest thing is, it took me a while to notice that these feelings were directly attached to this new venture of mine. But now that I have, I am working on closing this chapter in my life. Sometimes we have to chalk it up to experience and move on.

This year I also had the best job of my life (thus far) — teaching 25 amazing students daily. It reminded me that I am capable. That I can be successful. That I can LOVE what I am doing. And it was invigorating.

Now, I’m in a holding pattern and I’m having to fight off those feelings of doubt and fear again.

Where are you at in your life? Are you doing what you feel you were made for? What advice might you offer to those of us who are still waiting?

Christmas always brings a sense of nostalgia and I think it is a great time to reassess our lives, our goals. What did you dream of as a child that, as reality set in, you’ve allowed to be pushed to the corner of your mind? Is it perhaps time to dust off some of those dreams and start chasing them again? I may not know exactly how to go about it, but I certainly want to try.

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5 thoughts on “Day 2

  1. Great post! You ask “are you doing what you feel you were made for?” My answer is yes. However, I often fear what everyone else thinks. What if they think I should be doing something else, or pursuing this or that? I have a constant struggle with this. But at the end of the day I have to ask myself this question. And the answer is yes, I’m a stay-at-home mom, and it’s what I’ve always wanted to do and be. That should be all that matters….

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  2. I’ve never been a dreamer. Not as a child, and not as an adult. I’ve imagined my life at times panning out one way or another, and I’ve set goals or prayed towards certain desires in my life, but I’ve never imagined the “what if’s”. Maybe I’m more of a realist? I don’t quite know. But I heard this recently from a pastor that our life is a ‘miracle in motion.’ And I loved that. Our story isn’t complete. It’s in motion. It’s progressive. God continues to reveal to us more of who he is and then in turn, more of who we are in Him. I have found that through all my insecurities, weaknesses, and doubts God is faithful and he reminds me THROUGH those things and despite those things, he has called me. He has equipped me. So am I doing what I believe I was made for? Some days I think I am. Some days I don’t. But what I’ve come to realize is it’s more about what God has spoken to me than what I may feel or see. So I cling to that. I cling to his promises. And I trust that as I listen, Hell be faithful to lead me on this ‘miracle in motion.’

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