God created each of us on purpose with a purpose.
I love the question, “What
do you want to be when you grow up?” Most of us can remember being asked
that question as a child.
I wanted to be a
veterinarian. By the time I reached my junior year in high school and realized that
I didn’t have an aptitude for math or science, I quietly suspected I was in
trouble. Then an academic career counselor told me I needed to “get a
back-up plan in place,” so I started thinking about other careers and
quickly got lost.
That’s a desperate place to
be, lost. Not sure why you are here. And it’s a dangerous platform from which
“What do you want to be when you grow up?” is a fun, energizing, and inspiring question – until you don’t know the answer, especially if you are an adult. Then it becomes a quiet inner unrest and maybe touches the fringes of fear.
Knowing your purpose, meaning
what God calls you to do, is essential to lead.