We are running along in life and often find ourselves taking detours on the road. Have you ever had that feeling “This is it! This is what I want to do! I just know I am being led to this!!!” Only to find out it was a dead end that went nowhere? It makes you doubt yourself a bit. But take heart it happens to all of us. We all encounter choices in our lives that seem to be the right one, the correct direction, it just seems to fit and then it doesn’t.
I have had this experience several times in my career choices. I thought I was going to be a psychologist and then realized I can’t do it. I would take it all home with me and just be lost in others misery. Then I thought I would go into advertising but my course did not take me that way. Then I became a mom. I have known since I was 3 years old that I wanted to be a mom. I have never doubted it ever! Then I decided to be a photographer. I loved it and did it for 6 years part time it was so fun. Then I was called to service learning for my children’s school and church. I still do it and really enjoy it. I also felt called to write, speak and lead retreats to move my being in the direction that God calls me to move it. As a child I was always close to God. I knew a few things: I wanted to be a mom, I wanted to help others and I always said I wanted to write to change other’s perspective of the world.
Our path never seems to take the exact route that we sign up for in our early years. Things change, our needs, desires and aspirations. If we can hang on and follow where we feel God is calling us we will go in the right direction. We must be adaptable to change. There will be dead ends, detours and new roads but if God is guiding you just believe and go with it. I am going with it and I have never been happier, more fulfilled or more content in my life as I have been since I started doing what He called me to do. I know it will change and I will grow. But I am in it for the long haul no matter how many turns this road takes.