Does your life ever feel a little bit small? It’s a good life and your grateful, it’s just not quite what you expected. In general, you are happy. Life is just a little less glamorous and a little more ordinary than you thought it would be. You know you felt the Holy Spirit’s insistent tugging on your heart. You knew that God was calling you to rise up and step into something, but you just weren’t sure what it was. You knew one thing for certain though, it felt BIG.
When You Thought Your Life Would be Grand But it Feels Pretty Small
Many of us have felt that way. We want to be right in the center of God’s will for our life. We want to follow the path He has carefully laid out for us and use the unique set of gifts and talents that He has given us, but most of us aren’t missionaries, women’s ministry leaders, authors, speakers, activists, or philanthropist. We are moms, dads, husbands, wives, sisters, brothers, sons, daughters, friends, and employees. We love those titles, but we look at them and sometimes we wonder if that’s all that we are ever going to be. They feel a little insignificant because we felt destined for GRAND.
Friend, can I go out on a limb and say something right now? I think sometimes our idea of God’s calling on our lives is a little off. I’m not saying that is the case for everyone. Personally, I know the way I’m serving God right now, in this phase of life, is crazy different from any way that I thought I would be serving Him. I’m guessing that is the case for some other people too. After all, God’s ways are vastly different that our ways, right? Just maybe God’s calling on our lives doesn’t always have to look like the grand and elaborate plan we had envisioned for ourselves. In fact, you could be like me and your calling could be totally different than the one you had imagined.
Bear with me because I think I’m onto something here…
*This article was originally published at iBelieve.com and I would just LOVE it if you would stop by there and read it!
Love and Blessings,