What do you do when you've been called to do a certain thing, but you're stuck in a cesspool of monotony?
That's a great question, and I wish I knew the answer!
Long story short, God called me to speak and to write, but I'm stuck in a real estate office. Sigh.
It's like beating your head continuously against a brick wall, but never making any progress in knocking it down.
I guess I could look at it like, "Hey! I am speaking...sometimes, to law enforcement groups and an occasional women's ministry gig. I also speak daily to my co-workers and clients on the phone. And, I get to write...write my name, write checks, and write an occasional blog, article or book. Don't those things count towards my calling?"
Only you people who have received a God-confirmed, fire-in-your-bones calling will understand my answer...."NO!"
Now, I don't want to sound ungrateful here. I truly enjoy those small opportunities to share what God has given me to say, but there's so much more I'd like to do.
Every day the next big speaker or award-winning author appears on the scene, and I'm over here going, "Yeah, I put a listing in MLS today." Whoop!
Am I sounding a bit sassy?
SO what do you and I do when we've been called....really called into something God-sized?
and WAIT, until God opens that door, presents that opportunity, or plants that idea which will put us on the road to fulfilling the dream we've fantasized over and over and over for as long as we can remember.
I guess at this point in my life, though I'm not getting any younger here, Lord, I'll trust in You and busy myself in putting labels on new files and choking on a stale donut.
I'm still waiting...
Wait for the LORD; be strong and take heart and wait for the LORD.