“Let each one remain in the same calling in which he was called.”
1 Corinthians 7:20
God has given each one of us gifts, talents, and anointings to operate at full capacity in this world. Out of these gifts we are to meet the needs of daily living and the insufficiencies of those close to us. We are equipped with everything we need to fill each of the requisitions of life as long as we operate in the area He has called us. When we try to operate outside our lane, then the stressors and frustrations of the day begin to deteriorate us mentally, spiritually, emotionally and even physically. Literally we work ourselves to death.
When you perform in an arena you are not called to, you move away from the safety, comfort, and the source of supply that God has ordained for you. The work that should be fulfilling and sparking creativity, for you is draining and becomes a source of stress. In this state of mind the temptation to function beneath your aptitude is strong and like 80% of the world, settling for mediocrity becomes not only acceptable, but desirable. You literally fall among the ranks of the average. But when you are in your lane something happens on the inside.
My wife and I like to dip net for Salmon fish on the Kenai River in Alaska every year. The Salmon fish is a very strong fish with the ability to swim upstream. When we catch one and pull it up on the shore, it looks ridiculous. It flops aimlessly trying to make it back to the water. But when that fish is in the water it turns into a genius. Its power and ability makes it a formidable foe to be reckoned with.
There is a core genius inside each one of us. That genius lays dormant waiting for us. It only comes alive when we are in the right place doing the right thing.
I am not saying that you should not stretch to go to new heights, or even learn and develop new skills. I am saying we each are wired by God for a specific assignment. Once you determine how you are wired, pick vocational assignments that compliment you. If you do, work won’t be work, but a labor of love.
We all know that ducks fly south in the winter and north in the summer. I am told that if they get off course they get a discomfort in their lower jaw indicating they are going the wrong way. So it is with us, when we are not operating in our God ordained assignment, we have a discomfort deep on the inside that is telling us we are going the wrong way.
So inventory the frustrations associated with your vocation. Determine if they are produced from the job or from within. Seek guidance from the Holy Spirit as to how you are wired and are you doing what you are called to do. If not, ask Him for the wisdom and courage to make the corrections in order to get on His ordained path. Once you get on course, make sure you stay in your lane.
I am Andrew Freed and you are an Overcomer in Christ.