You have it all planed out. You graduated from high school. Big step. Now you can do anything and be anyone you want. Congrats. Now you finished college to learn all it has to offer so now its time for an internship, then a real job. You thought you had it all planned out. There is just one problem. YOU.
It is not all about you and your dreams. The world doesn’t owe you a thing. It confuses you. You thought you were great at what you do, but maybe not to the world. It always feels like you have to prove yourself to everyone. You always have to be on your game and ready for the attacks and potholes you run into along the way of chasing your calling.
It would be easy to just give up and work a job leading to a dry desert that eventually leaves you dehydrated. That is what the world seems to be telling you. Do whatever is available. The question is will you listen to it or will you look it fiercely in the eye and say, “You wish”. Millennials may have a period in their lives where they listen to the negative voices of the world. Once they discover that they can be used and are able to help, nothing can stop them. A fire starts within them and the passion of why they were created shines through.
I just described my feelings right now. I don’t want to listen to the voice of the world. I know why God created me and I come alive while doing “insignificant” things. God called me to ministry so I have been working in a church but I have been most alive while in the community. I talked to an apartment manager for 2 hours today as she told me about her life and just listening to her made me feel alive. Working at my catering job a few years ago made me feel alive as I worked alongside unbelievers. Praying for a homeless man on the streets of Nashville whom I have never met before made me feel alive.
I have a dream of leading a student ministry and getting a job in the community. Chasing a dream is confusing but I am going to run the race even if the world says I’m not good enough.
“If you expect the world to be fair with you because you are fair, you’re fooling yourself. That’s like expecting the lion not to eat you because you didn’t eat him.”