Hope you all have had a wonderful weekend. I got to go to two Easter services at two different churches; Saturday’s service was my most favorite as I got to witness a traditional passover celebration. Over the years I have started to appreciate the Easter story more & more. I’m beyond grateful for Jesus’s sacrifice and it is my hope and prayer that you [the reader] may experience Him in a powerful way that moves you to give him your life & heart.
Today’s post was pretty challenging…
And the reason behind that is because I’m already pursuing what I have always wanted to be.
I’m a performer; always have been and always will be. I’ve known that since I was a child, but it didn’t sink in till I was in my early 20s. Now I’m in my mid 20s and although it’s a little upsetting that I discovered my life’s purpose after I graduated high school & tried (and failed) different types of jobs which ended in bitter disappointment and frustration, I’m glad I’m no longer trying to pretend to like things I don’t actually like.
It’s never easy to go after your dreams when you feel like you’re obligated to let the currents of life take you elsewhere that you don’t want to go. I’ve felt like a fish swimming upstream many times when people discouraged my pursuits or when the mountains before me seemed impossible to climb.
There were times when I felt out of place even when I knew I was doing what I was supposed to be doing, but along the way I’ve learned that it is better to do what you’re supposed to do and be uncomfortable then to do what is easy to do and yet feel miserable.
Not to say that I didn’t ever think that pursuing something like being a nurse, professional photographer, or flight assistant was my destiny/calling, but when I discovered it wasn’t my purpose, I had to release the disappointment that maybe I wasn’t meant for something ‘normal,’ as many would probably call it.
There are a dozen odd jobs out there, some of which I’d like to try out at least once (like work for Hollister, which I scored and was satisfied that I tried it at least once)…
….but I’m happy to be doing what I love, and I’m grateful to God for wiring me different. I couldn’t always say that without wincing or feeling a tad bit guilty for feeling like I was lying to myself and others, but as I have learned to study and embrace my interests, gifts, and quirks, I’ve learned to appreciate what God has given me.
What’s your dream job?
What kind of job would you like to give a try at least once?