When I was a younger man I had no idea what a calling was, not to mention what my own was or was to be. All I know was what I enjoyed doing, and later realized that some of the things I enjoyed, I was actually good at! It wasn't until just a few years ago that I took these two parameters: 1. things I enjoy, and 2. things I was good at that, and added a third - things that I have a passion for.
The thing I loved most as a child through today is making friends and building relationships. I am of people person. As a 6 year old, I would sit on the curb and wave at cars passing by, hoping they would wave back. As I grew older I naturally fell into the education field, and found I was particularly good at training and partnership building.
It wasn't until I started working with at risk kids, unfocused youth and prison inmates that I had an Ah-Ha moment of how important my job was. I realized God had woven a tapestry with my life, giving me opportunities to use these gifts to help others. Mine has not been a career of sharing God’s Word or the gospel message because I can’t. I've worked for the government for the past some-odd 30 years. But what I can do in my work and daily life is share the love of Christ as I can, as He and others have shown me.
And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose. – Romans 8:28 (KJV)
I’ll Go Where You Want Me to Go
It may not be on the mountain’s height, or over the stormy sea;
It may not be at the battle’s front my Lord will have need of me;
But if by a still, small voice He calls to paths I do not know,
I’ll answer, dear Lord, with my hand in Thine,
I’ll go where You want me to go. - Mary Houghton Brown (1856-1918), Song History