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.
Choosing to do something you feel is important is hard, especially when the demands of life swirl around you, and 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.
The mailman insists on coming no matter the weather bring the bills.
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.
We’ve gotten to a place where we think so big that 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 bills I paid? Loving well.
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.
Father, Help me see all aspects of my life as part of Your divine call and purpose for me. Help me not become frustrated with the little things, but instead look for opportunities to love You and love others in them. Amen.
““One who is faithful in a very little is also faithful in much, and one who is dishonest in a very little is also dishonest in much.”
Luke 16:10 ESV
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