Jen’s Gem: Your Calling Is Calling.
The other morning at the wee hour of 5:30 am, my doorbell rang. I thought I was dreaming so I ignored it. When it rang again, I figured it was legit and went to answer it. My fall wreath blocked the peephole so I couldn’t see who it was. Imagine my surprise when I opened the door to see a policeman standing in the hallway.
“Do you own a Honda Civic?” When I responded in the affirmative and that it was my son’s car, he informed me that a neighbor had called because the driver side door was wide open. He asked if I wanted to come outside to check if all was ok. I searched for a pair of shoes that I could readily slip on (why are these never close to the door?) and grabbed my coat.
As I stepped into the darkness, I wasn’t sure what to expect. Other than the seat being wet, all appeared to be in order. I thanked the officer and went back inside. When the sun came up, I returned to the car to see if it would start. I presumed I’d be faced with a dead battery, but I turned the key and voila!
When my son woke up, I told him about the exciting start to my morning. He noted that he may have forgotten to close the door as he was taking items out of the passenger seat. Other than a member of our local police force (and a handsome one at that!) seeing me in my Snoopy pajamas, no harm, no foul.
It seems interesting to me that these “door” scenarios occurred just a few days before my upcoming webinar, “The Path to Purpose.” I’ll be sharing my story about the doors that have opened and closed for me, the lessons I’ve learned, and the steps I took to find my “why” for being on this planet. No such thing as coincidence, right?
““Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives, and he who seeks finds, and to him who knocks it will be opened.”” (Matthew 7:7-8 NKJV)
I believe that many people are seeking new doors. The Great Resignation is proof positive that millions of people are dissatisfied with their jobs and looking for something that aligns with their purpose and passion – their “why.”
High school and college students are paralyzed with uncertainty as they struggle to find a career path. So many choices, so little clarity. I see this plainly as I talk to some of my daughter’s friends who are struggling to answer these two simple, yet profound questions:
Who Am I?
Why Am I Here?
Your next chapter, God’s plan for you may be ringing your doorbell. Will you answer?