Posted by on March 12, 2015

quandaryWhen finding your purpose takes longer than you thought, you may need to stop the waiting and get on with investing your talent.


I could have royally screwed up. I could have allowed fear to paralyze me. I could have focused on what I can’t do instead of what I can, but I didn’t.


And so the worthless servant mentality fades a little more from my consciousness.


My employer gave me a task today—a task I don’t normally do and one I’m pretty sure he wanted done a particular way—a way I wasn’t sure of. Now, I love my employers. They take the time to know each of us despite the growing size of their company. They care. And they’re really good at what they do. So good, that I’m intimidated to do something directly for them. And by intimidated, I mean scared.


But I took up the somewhat vague job and went to work. When I got the first draft written, I shot a copy off to my boss and another manager. A little while later, my boss stopped by and asked if I’d finished the task. I told him I’d sent him a copy for approval, and then it hit me. Even as I spoke the words, the epiphany picked me up out of my swiveling chair and gave me a little shake. This time-sensitive task couldn’t depend on whether or not my busy employer read my piddley email. He gave me a job to do. Telling him I hadn’t done it because he hadn’t read my email was NOT a good enough answer. Fortunately for me, I was recrafting the blasted thing and had it almost ready, but this lesson is sticking with me.


There is no excuse for doing nothing.


Remember the parable of the talents and the guy who buried his measly one because his master was mean, and he was scared he might lose it? That guy didn’t fare so well.

On our way MemeGod has given us a life to live—

just because we might not know what to do with it doesn’t mean we should do nothing.

So you don’t know what God is calling you to do? You have no dream—no clear vision of how you should really be spending your days?

That’s really not the big deal you might think it is. God actually wants to direct your path and guide you. But for him to do that, you may need to be on a path and going somewhere.

Don’t get me wrong, I’m not knocking the waiting.

Sometimes life forms in the waiting.

Just because another door hasn’t opened for you or you haven’t felt that unbending call on your life, doesn’t mean you can’t be doing something. You have air in your lungs and a brain in your head; so find something to do. And perhaps while you’re on your way, you’ll discover what you’ve been looking for all along.

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9 years ago

Thanks for your insight.


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