Ever wished that you were born in a different era? It feels as if I am living in the wrong time. The world is out of control. Everything on the news reflects negativity. Those who are trying to do the right thing just keep getting knocked down while those who don’t give a damn about anyone seems to be thriving.
The job you’re qualified for has changed so much over the past decade or so that you feel overwhelmed. I am a teacher and I certainly didn’t sign up 18 years ago for the way teaching is today. Things happening in the classroom today go against everything I believe in, and it’s not benefiting the children. I cannot continue doing something that I don’t agree with just to get paid at the end off the month. And teaching in the Northern Territory of Australia is a very well paid job. I am also a pastor and I am struggling with the way denominational churches are focusing more on their denominations than on their God. I am struggling with how the church has become very inwardly focused and not really fulfilling it’s mission to reach out. I am struggling with how money has become an integral part of the church. Don’t get me wrong, I love God and I am passionate to be used by Him to make a difference in the world, but I struggle with so many things in the church today.
Both things I am qualified to do, I am struggling to do, because of how modernity has slowly infiltrated these callings and I no longer feel that either of them are in line with what I signed up for. It’s a sad state of affairs when you feel that way about things you were extremely passionate about, especially when you’re at the age where some of your friends are thinking of retiring. The decision you are facing if you are in the same boat as me is this: Do you continue to do what you don’t feel comfortable with just to pay the bills, or do you make a change? Maybe you also have a family you need to consider. It costs money to live. So… what do you do?
One of your options is to suck it up and continue to do something that you don’t enjoy and just live for the weekends. You start to believe that you are just not meant to be happy and that you need to appreciate the fact that you have a job, even if it sucks. I’ve tried that but it always leads to something dying in you. You start losing that passion for life and you become personally responsible for wasting away half of your life. You struggle to wake up in the morning and you can’t wait to get to bed at night.
Your other option is to make the changes that will bring back the passion that is just waiting to come out. If you really want something bad enough, you will make it happen. Do you want that change bad enough? Do you want a life that’s exciting and get’s you jumping out of bed in the morning? If you want it bad enough you can make it happen. I am the only one who can make it happen in my life. Nobody will hand it to me.
But by deciding to remain positive and to keep going, won’t let everything fall into place. For changes to happen in your life, you need to make those changes happen. The harder you work at it, the quicker it will happen, so stop reading this post and get onto it. Make those changes and become a history maker. God has made you unique – go and do something unique that the world is waiting for. I’ll see you there.