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Will You Answer the Call?

I remember what our management professor in the University told us some years ago, he said that when you reach your 30s, you should have settled on a career and you should've figured it out.

I'm now in my 30s. Have I settled on a career? Have I figured it out?

When I was young, I wanted to have a career in communications, but I was a shy type of kid, an aloof, awkward kind, and people knew that. They said it didn't fit my personality, and so I believed.

You know when you get older, you forget your dreams, you change your priorities, you work to live. Sadly, we tend to "settle" on a job just because it gives us our needs. Well, of course, we need to work to live but it shouldn't be our ONLY motivation.

And what should be our motivation?

I've been employed since I was eighteen and my motivation ALWAYS was TO EARN so I can be independent, so I can do anything I want except that I really didn't know what I want. 😂 But I guess it's just okay, I was only eighteen then.

And now, I'm already 34! Have I figured it out?

I've tried customer service, teaching, public speaking, hosting events, office work, training, writing and almost any and every opportunity that has been presented to me. I have never settled for the same job for 5 years! I have this tendency to be spontaneous and to always look for something better. If there was a Jill of all trades - that would be me!

Now I will not be preachy or religious, but I have to say, I may have not exactly figured it out, but God is leading me where I am supposed to be: I am always at the right time, at the right place, in the right moment. And now, you are reading this blog. 😉

So, have I figured it out? I think so. Have I settled on a career? Not close to settling, but I know I'm more motivated now not because of what I will earn but because of the people I could bless. I remember posting my first blog from this website and I almost cried reading a comment from a young wife in that group!

"Aw thank you, weve been married over 7 years so it's a long process getting to the point of knowing each other well and to be able to put yourself aside to put them first sometimes (that's the hardest part!) I really loved the article it's a good thing to remember." (I am posting this not to lift up myself but to tell you that your calling might bless someone who needs you to fulfill that call!)

Well, this is what I have figured out: your greatest calling is where your deepest gladness and the world's deepest hunger meet. (Quote by Frederick Buechner) I may have read this quote many times in my life but it is only now that I've figured it out. 😊

The past decade taught me how to make a living. The last couple of years taught me how to make a living by making other's people's dreams come true. This year, I have learned that you can do both and even make your own dreams come true. I have not settled yet but I am answering the call.

What is your greatest calling? If you listen to the younger you, what would he or she say? Don't let the world's worries drown the ring of THE call. It just needs YOUR ANSWER. NOBODY is stopping you!

As for me, I am still working for my clients but I now make sure I make time to work for myself, for God, for my dream, for God's glory... I have learned to use all the skills and talents God has given me but I also make sure that in everything I do, I am motivated not because of what it would give me but what I could give, how I could bless others.

You know in your heart that there is a call waiting. Will you answer the call?📲

He also that had received two talents came and said, Lord, thou deliveredst unto me two talents: behold, I have gained two other talents beside them. His lord said unto him, Well done, good and faithful servant; thou hast been faithful over a few things, I will make thee ruler over many things: enter thou into the joy of thy lord. -Matthew 25:22-23

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