True calling

IMG_8480My daughter colored this page last week and we loved it so much that we hung it next to our window in the kitchen. It was only days ago that I noticed the phrase printed under the pony picture. It reads “…..This baby pony may not know what her true calling is, but she is determined to find out!” 

When it first came to my attention, I thought, how fitting, for me, for all of us, wondering to find out what the true calling is, and determined to find out.

Every morning, for the last week, the first thing I did after I opened my eyes was to check my e-mail to hear back whether I was accepted for a position I applied for or not. Today, I finally got my answer, my anticipated long wait quickly turning into a major disappointment. I closed my eyes, still in bed, still half asleep, observing my half awakening mind taking note of the undesirable sensation of my heart sinking. I let out a deep sigh. I slowly rose from my bed and walked to my kitchen. I carefully made my first morning coffee doing my best to not disturb the silence of the early morning hours. I wanted to sit in prayer in silence and be with God a little while this morning. When I walked to my window by the pony picture, the word “determined” came to my mind. It quickly traveled to my heart shifting heart-gear into that of hope.

I thanked the Lord for another bright morning, for the clear answer to my path to find a true calling, and for giving me yet another day to make a choice to amend and to try anew.

Praise the Lord! Sing to the Lord a new song. Sing his praises in the assembly of the faithful. O Israel, rejoice in your Maker. O people of Jerusalem, exult in your King. Praise his name with dancing, accompanied by tambourine and harp. For the Lord delights in his people; he crowns the humble with victory. Let the faithful rejoice that he honors them. Let them sing for joy as they lie on their beds. 

-Psalm 149:1-5

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