One of the things I’m most looking forward to about having a house is collecting tools and learning how to use them. I have a lot of learning (and probably frustration) ahead of me as I begin working on more and more complex projects.
One of things I’ve learned about building is the importance of using the right tool in the right way. You can often get the job done with the wrong tool, but it takes excessive amounts of time or force—or both! But when you bring the right tool to bear, it goes much more quickly and smoothly because the tool is doing what it was designed to do.
In the same way, God designed you for a specific purpose and you’ll find you are more at peace and joyful when you are fulling that purpose. Your purpose and calling will be different from mine, which is different still from another person’s purpose.
Whatever your calling is, God wants us to be faithful to it. Jesus tells a parable about a master who gave his servants different amounts of money to manage—different jobs if you will. Listen to the praise the master gives to the two who did their job while he was away:
His master said to him, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant. You have been faithful over a little; I will set you over much. Enter into the joy of your master.’ Matthew 25:21 (ESV)
God has created you for a purpose and He invites you to live according to it. He invites you to be faithful to the calling He has set before you. If you aren’t sure what that calling is, ask Him in prayer. Read about His purpose for you in the Scriptures and then ask Him to help you be faithful to living out His purpose for you.