Some things in our lives are hard to admit, even to ourselves.
Some things are just plain easier to tune out, or put off, or actively combat, because they’re too scary, difficult,, complicated, improbable. But if those things are the very same dreams in which you find happiness and contentment and purpose, if they’re the very things you feel called to do in your life, you can only fight them off like a swarm of determined mosquitoes for so long. Eventually, you can’t help but scratch the bites. The almost imperceptible hum in your ear won’t die down, no matter how many times you swat it away.
Oswald Chambers wrote, “Whether I hear God’s call or not depends on the condition of my ears, and exactly what I hear depends upon my spiritual attitude.”
That’s a question I’ve been asking myself a lot lately. What is the condition of my ears? What is the condition of my spiritual attitude?
I’m a firm believer that we all have callings in our lives, and not just one calling to a specific job or a specific place, but callings with an “s” on the end — an “s” that oftentimes encompasses so many of those things we would rather tune out and put off. Chances are, you believe it, at least to a certain extent, too. Chances are, you, like me, have been swatting those callings away for far too long.
Hear that hum? Keep listening.