I can only answer to that which calls me.
Often times we feel we should be doing more, something, anything.
We see what another is immersed in and shame ourselves for not wanting, doing, being more.
Overlooking one vital thing.
We can only answer to that which calls to us.
That thing that calls me.
That thing that calls you.
And we each have a unique calling.
THE thing that calls us by name, that wakes us in the night and shakes us gently in our days.
Appearing again and again in unexpected ways and unforeseen times.
It’s important to realize this.
We, you and I, are not missing out on anything that sits in the ‘should’ category.
It was/is not for us.
It is tagged for someone else and is thus calling their name and they are answering that call with all that is within them.
We, you and I, each have our calling and we can only answer to that which calls for us.
With all that lies within us.
Additional thoughts on this: I believe this applies to both the big and small things that call to us. Not just what we might think of as our life’s calling, but also those things that dwell in the smalls of life. The quiet voice that leads in each moment when we pause to listen for it. Those small things are what shape the big. Each life has a calling and it creates peace in the heart to realize we aren’t messing up, missing the boat or any other explanation that might be offered when one life is compared to another, one person’s choice placed along side another’s.
Something to think on today 🙂