Who will I be? Where will I go? What will I do? These are questions that we begin pondering as of a young age. No later than kindergarten have our parents or an adult personnel asked us “what do you want to be when you grow up?” Often times as children we respond “policeman, firefighter, teacher, doctor, superhero”. And as everything in life the course we decide will more than likely change as is life. Often times we will find our teens considering what potential fields they would like to consider prior to considering what colleges they’d like to attend. Other times many will choose a profession, obtain a degree and then figure out that it’s not a good long term fit in reality. It’s daunting how many of our college educated millennials or not, are working in fields that have nothing to do with their education.
Lord what will I do? We can do anything. Truly our unique gifts are intended for our personalized mission. Our mission is to work with our words, hands, skills, thoughts and actions for the glory of God. No job is futile, no work goes unnoticed. How many of us, myself included just want to do it all? We want to do everything. And perhaps our skills and talents can take us in various directions but ultimately they are to serve the goal of service. Service of ourselves for God and for others. I want to do it all. I want to write and educate and give speeches and presentations and help others and change lives but I can only do so if I invite God’s spirit into my heart, into my soul and ask him to dwell in me. We can do great things, wonderful things if we are led by God’s Holy Spirit.
Lord where will I go? Helping those in need and serving others will lead you to various locations, various settings and various people. One day you can serve by aiding on the streets with the homeless, the needy, the hungry. Another day you can be seated with the wealthy teaching and leading them by example in humility. I’ve experienced both. I’ve been so blessed to have been able to serve the homeless in the streets of Boston with my community from church. I’ve also been able to sit at gala dinners and functions among the rich to give testimony of my life experience and how God has moved in my life. In both settings God was there. Perhaps you will travel internationally for school or business. Perhaps you will be put in a position of authority or impact. Regardless of where you go, if you allow God to lead you I am sure you will go in the direction of your mission.
Lord who will I be? Who will I be? I ask myself this all the time. Even at my age with two growing kids, a graduate education, a government position and a chosen path of 15 years of experience I ask myself “who will I be?”. I want to be more. More than the titles, more than a role. I want to be someone who encompasses love. Love which I lack within. Love which I fail to give. Who will I be? Will I be a successful author? Will I be a doctorate candidate? Will I be an educator, a licensed social worker. Who will I be? I want to be so many different people in one. I feel that I am none and yet I am so much more. And so are you. We are more than we imagine. We are priceless and prized and worth more than rubies. We are unique and loved and wrapped in fine silks and linens, for we are of royalty.
I want to do so much. I want to be so much. I want to travel to so many places and yet here I am. I am already so much. I already do so much and yet so much more is developing.
So who will you be? Where will you go? What will you do?
When these questions arise consider very much that it’s time to quiet the mind, silence the heart, get out of thought and go into the place of peace and love and sanctuary. It’s time to be guided. Give yourself time to be guided. It won’t happen overnight but when these questions do arise seek Him and write down your thoughts, hopes and dreams and continue to dialogue with Him and grow in faith that you have a personalized God given mission that you are to complete. You have all the talents to complete them. Perhaps some talents need to be developed but you possess them.
Remind yourself that nothing in life is permanent. Every stage of your life will demand a new version of you. Every path will require a new “who you will be, what you will do and where you will go”.
Now that spring is here let us seek Him, that in the rebirth of the resurrection we too can be reborn in our love, zeal and quest in life.