In my book review of Following the Path by Joan Chittister, I highlighted three ideas that stuck with me from the book. First, she explores what it means to search for and find happiness. Secondly, it is important to understand that your job is not your calling. Finally, the path of life is not a straight one. We are happier and closer to following God’s call for our lives when we appreciate all of life’s twists and turns.
Chittister says: “Only when we stop thinking of God as playing a game with us to see if we can get the very question of what to do with our lives right, do we begin to realize the call is a partnership. God gives us our gifts; we are meant to discover how to best use them for the sake of the world, both now and to come. God beckons us forward when we would fail ourselves and quit.”
David Rupert’s recent post, Stop Waiting for God to Tell You What to Do provides an insightful follow up which references the Storyline blog. Justin Zoradi sums it up well, “You want to do meaningful work? Stop sitting on your hands waiting for God to tell you what to do.”