I grew up having my whole life mapped out for me. I clearly remember my mom telling my 7 year old self that one day I would go to university in the States, become a surgeon like my late uncle, and buy her a mansion and a jet ski. In fact, she used to clip out pictures of the mansion(s) I would buy her. Not a lot of pressure for a 7 year old.
Well I worshiped my mother, and I’m an obedient kid, so I decided I would roll with this plan. I did go to university in the States – but I soon realized that I HATED blood and science bored the crap out of me. Not the best combination if you wanted to get into plastic surgery. So I tried a bunch of different classes but nothing really interested me. I ended up changing my major to business because I thought “if I can’t be a surgeon then I suppose being an entrepreneur will be the best bet to getting my mother her mansion.”
The truth was, business bored me to tears as well. I did have other interests – fashion, writing, history, sociology, anthropology, psychology. But due to the rigorous training/brainwashing I had gone through in my life I took one look at these subjects that I truly enjoyed and placed them firmly in the “impractical majors” pile.
So here I am, 28 years old and stuck in a job that I don’t really enjoy. I want to break free and explore what I used to be good at – see if I can make a career of it. Unfortunately there’s the little matter of surviving to think about – bills to pay, food, housing, clothing – the basics. If only money wasn’t an option. If only I could go 4 years without needing to work and just invest in going back to school. I have all these worries and concerns. But here’s the thing – I can’t wait anymore.
I’m getting older. Going to work has become a soul-sucking experience. I just can’t wait. I need a change. I need a MIRACLE. I need God to step in and say “here – I’m opening doors for you. This is what I designed you for. This is the job. The career. The calling. This is what will bring Me the most glory. Here you go. This is My gift to you – so you can give back to Me. For Me.”
Lord, I don’t want to wait anymore. But if You tell me I need to be patient, that You’ve already set the wheels in motion and all I need to do is sit still and be faithfully present in this season – I will wait. When I can’t wait, give me grace. I don’t want to go ahead of You.
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