I want to discover who I am meant to be much like Michelangelo did. He said, “Many believe – and I believe – that I have been designated for this work by God. In spite of my old age, I do not want to give it up; I work out of love for God and I put all my hope in Him.” He knew what he was made for and became it! How about you? Have you discovered your calling? Do you work at it or are you just waiting for it to happen?
One way to find out if you are being proactive is to look at your schedule to determine what is important to you. If you have 17 workout sessions listed, maybe health is important. For me, it’s meetings, kid’s camps, and work. My calendar is telling me that I am a woman of appointments and a working mom but it is also not saying something. It is not saying that I love creativity, writing, speaking, research, working toward my calling, and soul-care because those things are not scheduled into my day.
Michelangelo said, “I saw the angel in the marble and carved until I set him free.” What do I need to “chisel” away in my schedule to get to the “angel” or the core of who I am and was designed to be by my Creator?
Think for a minute about what things are blocking the real you from emerging. What can be “chiseled” away? What is the core in you waiting to be freed and discovered? May the Lord work on us and transform us! The world needs to see the Masterpiece we were created to be for His glory. Chisel away and find it!!!