In case you’re wondering what to do with your life, this is it. First, you start with something you love. If it’s singing, great. If it’s writing, awesome. If it’s playwriting or playing the trombone or developing video games, even better. Maybe for you it’s just hanging out with people, making them laugh or feel really good about themselves.
Then, find someone in need, someone who is hurting or living without. Find someone who, like the “rich young ruler,” [Matthew 19:16-22] feels a sense of restlessness, like there has to be more, and just give them a taste. You don’t have to muster it up, or muscle it out. Just do what you’re good at. Just be the best version of you.
If you can’t think of anyone, or don’t know anyone who is hurting or in need, that’s okay. Get started anyway. When you’re doing what you were made to do, hurting people will come to you. That’s what Jesus did. He just acted like Himself, and weeks after the start of His ministry, hurting people began to flock to Him.
When you are living in your passion, people around you who were once sleeping will be woke up.
That’s [bold added] how you know. When we become who we were made to be, we come alive, but the people around us come alive too.
Are people responding? Are they changing? When we become who God meant us to be all along, we leave a wake of His presence behind us.
Where your passion meets their need, that is your calling.
And you might just find it where you least expect – in a Midwest town where you’re broke and busking, where what you at first thought was awkward turns into a beautiful confirmation of what God made you to do.
[Credit: the above excerpt is from Packing Light: Thoughts on Living Life with Less Baggage by Allison Vesterfelt.]
Questions: What do YOU love to do? What can you do for hours and the time just seems to fly by? Share what you love in the comments below.