Why do we exist? Like bees, we are made to fill a specific role. If bees die off this planet, humans are doomed to follow shortly thereafter. We rely on what bees provide so we can live.
But what role should draw life from you? Most people I know are struggling to figure out their greater purpose. I’ve been there, and it’s a tough place to hang. We buzz in circles, not sure which direction to fly.
Many live in their sweet spot, but they simply don’t recognize it for what it is. I think of mothers, prayer warriors, or administrators at work. They function under this false impression, I don’t do anything big or special. I don’t have artistic talent, and I’m sure not Mother Theresa. I’m not anyone important.
But who defines important or special? Some of the greatest influencers I know touch people daily. They fly under the radar, pollen firmly attached to their everyday, ordinary tasks. Without these workers, the hive would dry up.
Then there’s the group who are blessed, (though they sometimes wonder if it isn’t a curse), to know that higher thing they’re called to do. For some it’s a ministry, others may work in the medical field, beautiful voices are a gift for some, or like, me, maybe it’s a talent with words. Regardless of how your dreams are packaged, you can count on one thing. A rough lift-off.
Everyone I’ve spoken to, who strives to pursue their passion, battles two sides of themselves. The person compelled to resist, and the person compelled to resolve.
When the time comes to start, every little thing distracts us. Excuses to do anything except what we said we would.
And yet, we’re compelled to never give up. Drawn like a bee to honey, we must pursue this thing. But bees don’t get their honey unless they lift those wings and follow a specific flight plan. It isn’t complicated, but miss one detail, and the hive goes hungry.
What are you called to labor for?
Anita FreshFaith@ Work
Psalm 128:2 (NIV)
You will eat the fruit of your labor; blessings and prosperity will be yours.
Anita Agers-Brooks is a Business Coach, Certified Personality Trainer, Productivity Specialist, Certified Team Training Facilitator, Marketing Specialist, national speaker, and author. She lives in Missouri with her husband Ricky.
She’s passionate about business with integrity, healthy marriage, and issues of identity. She travels the country teaching others from her personal experiences and research.