Are you at a place where you thought you would be? Is life going the way you planned? Do you feel you are heading in the right direction? To be transparent, my answer to the previous questions is no. No, I am not where I thought I would be. No, my life is not going the way I planned. No, I do not feel as if I am heading in the right direction. However, I am learning to see life in a different way.
Sometimes we allow how we feel to blur the vision. Other times, we haven't taken the time to really understand what God’s vision for our lives is. Either way, the vision does not change but how we see the vision can change. If your vision is to be a teacher, then teach wherever you go. If your vision is to be a caregiver, then care for others wherever you go. Your employment doesn't have to equal your vision. You are who you are, and you do not need the world's validation in order to operate in your gift.
We should stop placing limitations on ourselves and God. There are many avenues to get us to the place we are trying to go, we simply must look at the opportunities in a different way. Don't limit yourself to your vision or the vision others have placed on you. Try looking at your life differently. Sometimes it's because we seek to change "the" world instead of changing "our" world. In other words, we should seek to help those that are close to us (our community, friends, family, coworkers) before we seek to help those that are outside of our immediate environment. If you look closely, I am sure it is someone near you that needs something you have to offer.
You are an artist; you do not have to become one. You are a leader; you don't have to become one. You are a coach; you don't have to become one. Be who you are whether you have the experience or not. Be who you are whether you have the degree or not. Be who you are whether you think it matters or not. We have to stop searching to "become," when God has already called us to "be."