December 9, 2010

What is it?

What is that little voice inside of you that draws you to something? What is it that you are supposed to do with your life? What is your gift? What is your calling? What is it that you are so passionate about? What is it that God is asking you to do? Do you have a healthy discontent with something? Is there something you feel you were just meant to do? Could it possibly be a passion that needs fueling?
I'm not an expert on the topic, but I do have deep passions about orphans and adoption. So much so, that sometimes the thought of adopting again consumes me. I have love to give and their are children that need love. But if you let my husband tell it, I would adopt 20 kids if he let me. I have been playing with the idea for a year now, ever since we brought Marley home. Goodness, adopting was by far the most difficult thing we have ever gone through. But God never calls you to something that you can do on your own. He wants you to rely on him, and boy did we have to rely on God.
So this passion, this healthy discontent I have with orphans and their situations pull on my heart. What am I supposed to do with that? I feel like there is so much more I could be doing, I just don't know where to start. Adopting again would be one way, but leading others to adopt would be a bigger way. Giving money to an orphanage or an organization that helps support and educate orphans would be another way, but leading others to give as well would have a larger impact. Going on a mission trip would help, but leading teams of missionaries would have a much larger impact.
While I pray and ask for the guidance and wisdom on how to fulfill my calling, I challenge you to do the same. What is it that you are passionate about? What do you feel called to do? What are you going to do about it?