There are times in our lives when we are looking for something from the outside that we already have on the inside. Buried deep inside of us are those seeds that are awaiting our recognition, sometimes known as “our calling.”
If we study our journeys, we can see that it is right before our eyes. We can ask ourselves, “What am I most comfortable doing? How do I spend most of my leisure time when no one is making demands? What comes to me most easily and naturally?
Those questions can point us in the right direction as we seek our purposes and missions. Our queries continue as we make lists and note our most dominant actions. Here are some things to ponder.
Do I find myself drawing and sketching? What am I sketching? Are they designs of buildings or perhaps designs of fashions? Am I writing? Do I have a journal that I furiously protect from the intrusions of others? Do I find myself giving advice to others on a regular basis? Or, is there a sport that takes hours and hours of practice as I seek to perfect my game? Do I like to repair things or are am I the one who organizes everybody else’s things around the house?
The answers to these questions can help us to find our passions. As the old saying goes, “Do what you love, and the Mercedes will follow.” With this awareness, career choices would come a lot easier and fewer dollars would be spent on tuition costs that are spent in the wrong areas or disciplines.
If we slow down and look around at the things we hold near and dear, we will see the seeds of our divine purpose. Instead of trying to please others’ ideas for our lives, we will clearly see what we have been put here to do. Then, we can pour water our newly, discovered seeds. They have been sitting there for a long time simply awaiting our recognition. So, cultivate them. Preen them. Cut back the weeds and watch them sprout upward into new growth!
Lynn M. February 16, 2019