Have you ever been asked the question, “If you could do something else with your life, what would it be?” This question usually gets one of two responses. The first answer comes from the person that has thought about this question before and they have their answer already ready. It takes no time for them to respond. Then there is the other person who when asked this question gives you the blank stare, the glazed over look, the deer caught in the headlights look. You get the impression that they have never thought about this before. The initial question also implies that you may not be happy with your current career field and might need to entertain the thought of doing something else. I have worked with people in the past that have traded in their passions and dreams for a 40 hour week and a 2 week vacation. I have talked with people who thought that what they were doing was all there was and so went their life. This is not a demoralizing or demeaning question. This can be a fun question. If you like what your career is, it is sometimes fun to think about what it would be like to get paid for something you like to do on the side or a hobby that you tinker with from time to time. I have thought about this from time to time and I like to entertain the thought with stuff I like to do but could not do as a career. For instance, I like to cook and it is fun to imagine what it would be like to be a chef. However, I would not like to cook for a restaurant full of people everyday five – six days a week. The key to not getting overwhelmed or fearing that you might have chosen the wrong career path is to recognize your calling. A calling is not a job. I will share my testimony another time; but I am amazed that God has called me to be a pastor. I love ministering to people, preaching, and serving. I cannot see myself doing anything else. I am content with my calling. So, if I am ever asked the question, “If you could do something else with your life, what would it be?” I know my answer. Nothing.
What is God’s calling on your life? Are you content with where you are in life? Why or Why not?