When You Flunk Calculus

We are God's workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do. Ephesians 2:10

So I had lunch today with someone who flunked calculus.  I am not judging.  I faked my way through algebra.  Slept my way geometry (but passed) and skipped on Trig and Calc.  So as far as I am concerned, he's still a genius.  

But what did he from this experience.  "I am bad at Calculus.  I should not do it.  I will never, ever, as long as I live ever try to do that again."  

That's good news.  My friend has learned a hard lesson in life.  Failure is a good teacher.  Learn quickly and move on. 

God created us to do something great for Him.  That doesn't mean that He created us to be great at everything.  As the old adage goes.  Don't try to put a square peg in a round hole.  For years I counseled people unsuccessfully.  Finally, out of frustration, I visited a pastor who was known for his counseling skills.  He told me that not everyone is cut out to be a counselor and that definitely I was not.  What a relief!  That isn't to say I can't, but I'm not good at it.  

Discover what God has created you to do and enjoy it.  I love writing.  I love teaching.  I love preaching.  I love coaching.  I love encouraging people.  I love laughing.  I love to see people's lives changed by the power of God.  

Discover what God created you to love and do it.  

PRAY:  Dear Jesus, help me to discover what You created me to do.  AMEN