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Be Your Creator’s Creation

This week my husband had a surgery. In anticipation of it, I was thinking of all the people involved who would make it happen, such as the administrative staff, the nurses, the anesthesiologist team, the plastic surgeon, assisting doctor, and more. I thought about how nicely things come together when each person does their part to offer their speciality. I’m grateful for that for obvious reasons, and also because I could never see myself in many of those roles. I’m not inclined to to be a surgeon, for example, but I sure appreciate that some people are and have chosen to follow that path.

 

This leads me to think about vocation, and how the world functions better, I believe, the more people live out their callings. For me, looking back, it was clear early on that I was drawn to spirituality and theology, as well as writing and singing. I’ve had various jobs over the years, and usually, with each position, there was a connection to one or more of those areas. Yet one doesn’t need to be paid to live out aspects of their vocation, nice as that may be. Rather, to me, vocation first and foremost is one’s unique way of being in the world in which intrinsic gifts are used and shared. Whether or not you make a dime at it isn’t the point. Whether or not you receive any public accolades for it does not matter. You live out your vocation because it is who you have been designed to be.

 

It’s a privilege to be in a position where one can contemplate individual talents and skills, and make choices about how to contribute to society, because there are many who live in survival mode, just doing what needs to get done to put food on the table. For others, however, excuses are made into imagined hurdles. Many of us tend to get stuck on a hamster wheel of routines and responsibilities and forget the obligation we have to our Creator to be the creation intended in us. 

 

And just think…
if all those who wanted to be scientists could… 
if all those who wanted to be artists could… 
if all those who wanted to be teachers could…
if all those who wanted to run a small business could… 
if all those who wanted to work the earth could…
if all those who wanted to be engineers could…
if all those who wanted to be musicians could…
if all those who wanted to run a non-profit could…
if all those who wanted to work in technology could…
if all those who wanted to be dancers could…
if all those who wanted to be healers could…
if all those who wanted to be... (name what’s in your heart)... could… what a beautiful balance this planet would have! 

 

There is so much untapped potential in people. So how might we lift any barriers keeping us, or others, from living as we were fashioned to be? How can we embrace a way of being that fosters joy because it calls us to be authentically alive? How can you bless the world by being your Creator’s Creation? May you be inspired!

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