How To Be Where You Are, Right Now
I wrote this poem last year, and I promptly forgot it. Who knew?
There will be days when you'll ask yourself,
Does it really mean anything? Is it really necessary...
All this filing, organizing, seeking, finding, fact checking, cite checking, double checking?
(Fill in the blanks with the tasks
From your own life that squarely qualify as
Mundane, boring, uninspiring, rote, or endlessly repetitive.)
You'll wonder if this is really where God wants you.
If, on the day He breathed you into being,
This is the work He intended you for.
Welcome the questions, embrace the uncertainty.
And consider this:
What if your only job is to make God look good?
Learn what it is that nourishes your soul.
Make choices that make it easier for God to work through you,
Where ever you are.
Hold on to the big picture.
Acknowledge all the ways your work makes possible
Everything you love about your life.
But (you say) you want to do something bigger, grander.
You want to change the world.
You want to make a difference.
But if you can't make a difference where you are,
How will you know how to do it when you get where you're going?
Don't compare yourself to those who have whatever it is you think you want.
(I know you will anyway, so when you do, be inspired by all you do and don't know
of their struggle to get and stay where they are.)
Trust me when I tell you: you're exactly where God wants you.
How can I be so sure?
Because that's exactly where you are...at least right now.