Passion…

“What is it that you like doing? If you don’t like it, get out of it, because you’ll be lousy at it. You don’t have to stay with a job for the rest of your life, because if you don’t like it you’ll never be successful in it.” –Lee Iacocca

“One of the things that may get in the way of people being lifelong learners is that they’re not in touch with their passion. If you’re passionate about what it is you do, then you’re going to be looking for everything you can to get better at it.” –Jack Canfield

My top strength is “Belief” (for those familiar with Gallup’s StrengthsFinder), which means that I have to be passionate about what I do. I couldn’t agree more. It’s this strength that has made my life very interesting as of late, as I am in a job that I cannot seem to become passionate about. I’m constantly searching for things I can do to use my passions/gifts/abilities, and am finding plenty of ways outside of work…

Last night, as my roommate Laura and I were watching two of our favorite TLC shows (“Little People, Big World” and “17 Kids and Counting”), I was once again reminded that my current job isn’t what I want to do forever. Matt Roloff went to Iraq to help two dwarf children have life-changing surgeries, and the Duggar’s went to El Salvador to serve with a ministry there during Christmas-time. My heart so longs to serve others like that! That is what I want to spend the rest of my life doing! So, I’m now praying through this, asking the Lord to show me the path He’d like my life to take. My job now is helping me get back on my feet financially, as is therefore a “means to the end” if nothing else. And I’m so thankful! But my heart yearns for something greater…and I anxiously await the day when I am living my calling…

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