“It states, ‘You must love the Lord God with all your heart, all your passion, all your energy, and your every thought. And you must love your neighbor as well as you love yourself.’” -Luke 10:27
What is the number one thing you want to do in life?
Think about it.
If you could only do ONE thing in your life, what would it be? Get married? Have kids? Get that dream job? Be on a TV show? See the Eiffel tower? Visit Fiji? What would be the pinnacle of your life?
What is that one thing that if it happened, you’d be like, “yup, I’ve made it”?
Imagine yourself in that moment. That moment that you’ve finally reached it. That moment you FINALLY walk down the aisle. Or that moment that you FINALLY have kids. Or that moment that you FINALLY get that dream job.
And imagine that in all the joy in the moment, you realize deep down, “wow, this isn’t it.”
You still feel empty. You still feel lost. You still feel like you need to keep striving for something else.
You realize that you have lived your whole life for this moment and it’s not fulfilling. You’re 92 years old and have worked YEARS to enjoy the lovely moments of retirement and in your wonderful years of retirement, you realize you still feel empty.
That’s goose bump worthy.
But so many of us experience this gut wrenching feeling. We finally do what we think will be the peak of our happiness, and we realize that we’ve missed out.
We’ve missed it because the peak of our happiness will be found in the person and the calling that God has created us to be.We've missed it because the peak of our happiness will be found in the person and the calling that God has created us to be. Click To Tweet
We’ve missed out on the hundreds of people that have been in and out of our lives that we were called to love all along. We’ve missed out on writing an impactful blog because we were focused on reaching our goal of writing a book. We’ve missed out on our impact we had in high school because we were focused on the impact we’ll have out when we’re out.
John Crist, the best insta comedian said something to effect of “It might sound funny, but I might have just been put on this earth to create funny instagram videos” and I think he’s on to something. He could be so focused on his gigs as a comedian that he overlooks his impact that he has on instagram. His influence on instagram is powerful and he embraces it.
What if we realized this early on? What if we wholeheartedly realized that that one thing we want isn’t going to fulfill our hearts? What if we realized that living this day-to-day life in our calling is what’s going to fill our hearts to the overflow?
This day-to-day life IS your calling.
The people that are in your life is your ministry.
Don’t let these “ordinary days” pass you by while you work towards the extraordinary. Live in this moment. Take each interaction by the fullest! Find your fulfillment in these moments. Don’t wait until that thing that you think will be the pinnacle of your life to be full of joy.
Today is your day.