Certainty

I distrust those people who know so well what God wants them to do, because I notice it always coincides with their desires. — Susan B. Anthony

The quote above is what Suzy would call a “sweeping generalization.” I am certain in lots of cases there are people who feel “called” who are not doing what they would prefer to be doing. That said, Anthony’s sweeping generalization does have a ring of truth about it.
I think most of us struggle with what God wants us to do with our life. For most, I don’t necessarily think he wants us to leave our family and homes to follow a charismatic leader like the disciples. After all there is only one Jesus. I also don’t necessarily think he is suggesting you leave your job unless you are harming others or yourself in what you do.
Our life is not just our home, our family, and our job although it may feel like it sometimes. Everyone one of us has the time and the ability to feed the poor, care for the widows and children, fight injustice, serve our “neighbors,” etc.
My suggestion is pray about it, meditate on it, talk to others about it, and then start small. Find something you are drawn to and try it in a small way. The journey to God consists of small steps, occasional detours, doubts, getting lost, and backtracking. What’s important is you keep moving toward the light.

About the author

Webb Hubbell, former Associate Attorney General of The United States, is an author and speaker. His novels, When Men Betray, Ginger Snaps, A Game of Inches, The Eighteenth Green, and The East End are published by Beaufort Books and are available online or at your local bookstore. When Men Betray won one of the IndieFab awards for best novel in 2014. Ginger Snaps and The Eighteenth Green won the IPPY Awards Gold Medal for best suspense/thriller.

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