Is there something that when you do it, when you engage with it, you feel alive, passionate, and in the moment?
What have you done that you have just loved?
Think about that for a second.
Is it a part of your every day life? Or at least a part of your weekly or monthly life?
If it’s not, why isn’t it?
I had a conversation with my mom recently about this.
I’ve been struggling a little bit to understand what it is that I love to do.
Not what the media says I should love to do. Not what my friends or my church or my culture says I should love to do.
But what do I love to do?
What has God deposited in me long ago that I actually deeply love and enjoy?
It’s so frustrating to have to ask that question. It’s like I don’t know myself. But, this is where I am. Some of you are probably here with me, or at least have been here at some point, or might be here in the future.
So, I thought it best to ask the one who gave birth to me. She probably knows me pretty well, right?
I asked my mom to look back at my life, from pre-k to twentysomething, and tell me some of the things she’s seen me do that I’ve really loved, the things that make me who I am.
I think it’s a big deal. I think a lot of us are doing stuff for no real significant reason. Just because. We’re doing it for someone else’s expectation or standard, or just to make a buck. So we slave around and we’re upset and stressed and unhappy and we just take it like it’s just the way things have to be.
We need money, of course. I’m not a fool. But there is something in each of us that yearns to do what we were created for, what we love, what we enjoy and what God has uniquely designed each of us to do.
So, what did I do? I just sat down, relaxed, and started writing down things I’ve done in my life that I’ve really enjoyed.
And then from that list, I’m now beginning to look and see how I’m incorporating those things into my daily, weekly, monthly, and yearly life.
If I’m not doing those things, not pursuing those passions, or my “work” doesn’t involve any of them, then I should probably change something.