the truth is i have a life calling. my life is driven by a mission. by a vision. when i begin defining myself by what i do, that is dangerous. when i weave my identity into an office, into a position it is a short lived fulfillment. all positions, all offices are meant to simply be an expression of who i am, not define who i am. position is intended to serve my calling, not be my calling. with so much frazzle-dazzle around position, we get caught up in questions of position instead of how this office can serve my calling. it's all about our personal truths. knowing who we are & what we were designed for. it's who you are not what you do. and that means that the worst position i can be in, is a position i feel i cannot live without.
when i was younger, when someone would ask me what do you want to be when you grow up, i would say... " i would love to be a mom... or i would love to be a teacher" instead of articulate a vision for my life. instead of saying, "i want to serve children. i want to empower the tiniest of kingdom. i want to better cultivate the genius of our greatest natural resource, our children." and i can do that whether i am a mom, a teacher... or a great many things. the question isn't what position, but rather how can this position or this space in my life, help me achieve my vision. when i hang my security & fulfillment on an office or a job, when i let those things define me, i dilute & minimize the original intent for my life. after all, positions are temporary, callings are eternal. and i am shooting for the eternal.
"where there is no vision, the people are unrestrained."