Today I rose early and after a few necessary tasks I made my way to a large Christian school and spoke in chapel. The students, faculty and parents present were attentive—a great audience. I walked away feeling like I had done some good. After lunch I had some other duties and a committee meeting. After the committee meeting I walked away feeling like I had wasted a perfectly good hour of my life. I know that some meetings are needful, but I got to thinking. I am not all that good at board meetings—but speaking and preaching and storytelling is like playing golf on a summer evening. It is as natural as sunshine and rainfall.
So whenever I have a choice I leave the meetings and administration to those who are gifted at it and I get around people and listen and love and communicate truth from the Bible. When I do that I know I am in my place. I am playing my position. I am in my groove. I am on my game. I’m hitting my “sweet-spot.” It is then that I am doing what I know that I know God made me to do.
One of the most important ways to live a fulfilling life is to find your “sweet-spot.” Figure out what God made you to do and pour your heart into it.
February 24, 2015