Somebody needs to hear this today:
You’re not just a teacher.
You’re not just a nurse.
You’re not just a mom/dad.
You’re not just a truck driver.
You’re not just a secretary.
You’re not just a ___________. (Fill in your blank here)
You have purpose exactly where you are – right in this very moment. It doesn’t matter how old, young, experienced, or brand new into the field you are. God has a distinct calling and destiny in your life. The question is, what are you doing with it?
We have a choice daily. We can either choose to do something (it doesn’t have to be this huge ginormous thing) to bring the people around us closer to God or we can choose to show off actions that bring them further from God.
Our nursing instructors got this. Several of them went truly above and beyond their job description as an instructor and really impacted our lives. I still keep in contact with most of them. One in particular sends us encouraging texts here and there and she has no idea how much it impacts us.
I got one yesterday that was a video by Michael J. Fox that talked about knowing your “why.” You don’t do what you do for a paycheck. You don’t do it for recognition. There is a generally a reason deep down that fuels WHY we do what we do. Video link here.
Gary and I both pursued our nursing degrees because we knew our reach in the church (speaking only of the physical building) would be limited. We wanted to reach further outside the walls of a physical building. As a nurse, you see people when they are extremely vulnerable in so many senses of the word. They are generally willingly seeking help. They are broken, hurting and many times very afraid. And there you are – not just a nurse – but a child of the living God who has “just so happened” to be assigned as their caregiver of the day.
What are you going to do with this opportunity?
Maybe you’re a teacher who invests countless hours of their time to help mold this upcoming generation. You spend your money, time and lives around these kids. You spend more time with them during the school day than their parents are able to sometimes.
What are you going to do with it?
When you know your WHY, a passion is ignited like pouring gasoline on a fire! It changes everything!
Fill in the blank:
I am a _______ BECAUSE _______.
If you don’t know your why, I encourage you to spend time today asking yourself and praying about WHY.
And when you know WHY – take every opportunity captive today and make a difference in the lives of those around you. There’s a reason you are where you are right now.
Live Life Unscripted,