In my vocational life, some of the best opportunities have come to me after at least one disappointment. Yet, I still have those moments of doubt and uncertainty and confusion and even despair. That’s not the vocation that God intends for any of us.
Clearly, the Spirit’s path for us (or at least for me) isn’t a smooth, straight-ahead line. It’s much more like trying to cross a big trampoline. Sinking low only to rebound high into the air – the lower the dip, the higher the leap — saved and raised up by our God who defeated death and can certainly defeat human disappointment and fear.
The prophet Isaiah writes that “those who wait upon the LORD will renew their strength” (40:31).
Wait upon the LORD, and often a poor fit will be replaced with one that celebrates your God-given gifts. I’ve learned not to make concessions or try to fit myself into someone else’s box.
This message is excerpted from “Difficult decisions: Circumstances that affect our path” by Angela Denker in the August 2019 Cafe online magazine.
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