I have deviated from the world of studying for a short moment, and here is where I have found myself. Right on our blog. I know why. I have been finding myself with the want…the need to blog lately. In my moments of silence, of sitting still, I am flooded with thoughts, emotions, and stories, and all I want to do is share them with you. So, that is why I am here. Blogging. Life has been hectic, as always. I am sure you know that. Between my 60-80 hour work week and Jo Anna’s 1.5 jobs (yes, Jo Anna has 1.5 jobs), we have surpassed America’s norm of crazy and have reached insane. We are the insane couple, but we are a couple with intention. You might imagine us two workaholics must really like to work if working is what we only do. The truth – we hate working. To work means to do an activity with the understanding that it will be returned with money. Yes, we do that, but this is not the reason that we work. We work because we love what we are doing. Jo Anna touches hundreds if not thousands of kids lives by sitting in a tiny office at a computer. She provides a “home” filled with love to children who would find themselves at home alone. She provides meaning, encouragement, and enrichment to the future of America. She is changing lives.
I, well, I get to provide love through medicine. I get to provide healing through medicine but, more importantly. through the touch of God. And what I had thought was going to be a career focused on medicine, diagnosis, treatment, healing, I have now found that it will be a career of love. Let me tell you a story. I am known as the “peppy” one at work. I am also known as the morning person. I provide humour and smiles to my colleagues and to the families that I treat. But none of this comes naturally. In fact, the gift of touch, expressing love though words and silence, and providing smiles and laughter does not come natural to me. It is out of my comfort zone. Nonetheless, I wake up each day overwhelmed with a feeling of joy and the energy, courage, and determination to impact each and every life I come in contact with. In order to do this, I must carry around one thing…the love of our Father. This is the secret to my madness. It has nothing to do with me and everything to do with Him. He is my provider. He is my healer. He is my equipper. And with this, I cannot help but do just what I do day in and day out. And this is NOT work. This is life; this is living.
So, here is my question for you – is your job work or is it life? Are you touching the lives of others and sharing God’s love? Would you call your job normal or insane? Oh, the potential, just think!
With God’s Love,