What To Do When You’re Stuck Between Your Calling and Real Life
It’s easy to feel stuck in real life, even as your mind wanders to big callings. The more we whittle down the simplicity of what God calls us to, the easier it is to walk it out.
As I sit here writing, there is a table full of clutter in front of me, kids playing video games to my left and a clock ticking closer to a dinner that’s yet to be made. Yet I’m still typing.
Believe me, I don’t write that easily. Choosing to do something you feel is important is hard, especially when the demands of real life swirl around you, can feel impossible. It’s easy to do what it looks like we’re expected to do. And sometimes it’s even necessary.
You can’t ignore the laundry forever.
That deadline at work is coming whether you like it or not.
That mailman that insists on coming no matter the weather still brings the bills.When you're searching for big purpose surrounded by little socks and dirty dishes it can be hard to see… Click To Tweet
But there has to be a balance. We could live our whole lives doing the things that the world expects of us and miss the opportunities all around us. We miss opportunities to love Jesus and love others because we’re so busy getting things in order so we can get to that Jesus stuff later.
Life is never going to be neat and tidy and perfectly ready for you to pursue your calling. You have to pursue your calling right in the middle of real life.You have to pursue your calling right in the middle of real life. Click To Tweet
We’ve gotten to a place where we think so big, we forget about the simplest things God asks of us. If I truly believe it is my job to love Jesus and love others what does that mean for my real life?
Those socks I spent an hour matching? Loving my family.
The mountain of dishes I washed and put away? Loving the people I fed.
The bill I paid? Loving.
I know, it’s easy to dismiss these little things. They can seem so insignificant. But the more we do the little things in love the freer we are to embrace the big things that come our way.
God wants us to love. Your real life is not a barrier to your calling; it is a God designed part of your calling.
Don’t miss it.
How are you pursuing your calling right in the middle of real life?
This is the 3rd post in a series. You can find the other posts here once they go live!
Post 1: Your Calling (in 4 Words)
Post4: Finding Joy in a Simple Calling
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About Becky Hastings
I am emotional and logical. I am strong and dependent. I am a juxtaposition of head and heart exploring it all through writing. And in all my mixed-up ways I am loved. I'm here to tell you that you are, too. Just the way you are.