Your Calling...

17-Aug-2015

Your Calling…

     I‘ve come to the realization that it’s perfectly okay to not have your life completely figured out in your 20s. It might even be okay if you aren’t all the way there in your 30s, but let’s not drag it out no longer than we have to…haha! We are pressured every day from the time we graduate high school to have our whole future figured out in checklist form. We have some say in this, but what God has called us to be and his timing in revealing that to us is completely out of our control.

     Our passions are usually set in our hearts at an early age. As we grow older, these passions can expand to lengths in which we ourselves even think are a little farfetched. You’ve been given the speech time and time again that you can do anything if you set your mind to it and you can, but our flesh gets so caught up in wanting everything to happen right this instance that we start to question our own passion and even ourselves as a person.

     I have been on the struggle bus recently about my passion to become a successful country music artist. As more women of country music come into the spotlight from old money or have some crazy ridiculous connection to bigwigs on music row already (things in which I don’t have), it really made me question if I was kidding myself. Also, all of my close friends are gone to college, almost finished with college, or already have jobs and here I am just chillin’ until my next show with an associate degree. I got so caught up in wanting to know why everything wasn’t happening for me right this second when these women were coming out of nowhere that I forgot that God doesn’t lead us in directions that aren’t right for us. Philippians 1:6 says “He who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.”  These words of encouragement keep me going even when I entertain the idea of doing other things in life. I know in my heart that this is what my purpose is. Sure it’s difficult and sure it sucks probably 60% of the time, but those moments on stage or the moment you get a message telling you that one of your songs really saved a life makes all the crappy parts worth it. God knows what’s up, but you’ve GOT to stop trying to mix your current emotions with His bigger plan for your life.  

     Your calling might be to be a doctor, a lawyer, a mother, a wife, an actress, a business owner, or it might be all of the above. It’s okay to have passions and desires all over the place, but it’s not okay to doubt yourself or to be selfish while on your journey. With all of that to consider in regards to your own life, I leave you with this.  Allyson Rowe, of Allyson Rowe Ministries (which is phenomenal by the way) said this in one of her sermons, “Jesus didn’t defeat death so you could live the rest of your life with a limp.”

© 2014 Brooklyhn Woods

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