Last year my daughter graduated from high school. When I asked her where she wanted to go to college she told me that she didn’t want to go to college but wanted to go to cosmetology school instead. As her mother, I dreaded hearing those words. Why? Because our society tells us she needs college, to get a great job and make lots of money.
Isn’t that what most of us want in life. To have a great job that pays lots of money? The problem is often time we focus on the job that pays the money. We forget about the gifts God has given us to use, that we spend many years wasting time searching for what our hearts desire.
My daughter has been in cosmetology school for almost 6 months now. She loves it. It’s nice to see her passion come out. I can see her using the gifts God has given her already.
I remember hearing a quote — that no amount of money will ever keep you in a job you hate. I’m thankful that I didn’t encourage her to do something she would have hated in life.
Ecclesiastes 11:8 However many years anyone may live, let them enjoy them all. But let them remember the days of darkness, for there will be many. Everything to come is meaningless
I love how this verse reminds us to live many years while enjoying them all, as we get older there are many dark days to come. Do you really want to look back before you die and have a life full of regrets?
If you’re not doing what you love and using the gifts God has given you it’s not too late to start. You know what you love, so get started today.
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