I have a dear friend who I’m pretty sure makes a lot of money. This friend is a high ranking official in a high profile company and this friend gets to work on some amazing products. By all accounts, 99% of the world would love to have my friend’s job. But from the day I’ve known my friend, my friend has always talked about wanting to work in a camp and help kids. And frequently when I talk to my friend, my friend seems like she/he is not 100% satisfied. Like something is missing. I have encouraged him/her for years to just go do it. I’m sure he/she could afford a sabbatical.
Some of you out there may be like my friend. You are longing for something deeper in your life, doing something that moves you, but for whatever reason, you’re not taking the leap of faith.
Or, maybe you have taken that leap and started that business you’ve always wanted, but somehow what started as a hobby you loved turned into a business that inspired you but then evolved into a job that you hate. You long for something more.
This post is just an encouragement for you to go after that something more. You’ll know when that time is right. Chances are, the time was right years ago. So what are you waiting for? The life of a creative is a high calling. You have the power to change the world with your art. So change it.
I Am Thankful
I thank God every day for the struggles I have to make my dreams live.
I thank Him for the uncertainty of life and the fear of failure.
I thank Him for the lost jobs for they were not meant for me in the first place.
I thank Him for the 1,000 mistakes I’ve made because each one was a lesson.
I thank Him for the as yet unfulfilled dreams.
I am thankful for all these things because they are rooted in a desire, a quest, to pursue a higher calling.
I am thankful because they keep me grounded and connected to Him, without whom I’d be dead.
And I am thankful because I know that what I am doing is right.
For what good is all the riches in the world,
All the praise and esteem of my fellow man,
What use is all the power of a king,
if I have no joy
and no purpose.
I am truly thankful.