Fan into flame the gift of God, which is in you.
—2 Timothy 1:6
Millions of people lost their jobs during the COVID-19 pandemic, as thousands of businesses were forced to shut down. For many, going without a paycheck was catastrophic. Panic was rampant.
But something unexpected happened. When businesses started reopening and recalling previous employees, many chose not to return. Thousands of new companies emerged, built by laid off workers who had never considered doing such a thing.
Suddenly forced into solitude, people had downtime to think and map their future. As disastrous as it seemed, it turned out to be the best thing that could have happened to them.
Think through this: are you doing what you were meant to do—or are you just going where you’re pushed?
Saying “Yes” to every request may mean saying “No” to your primary calling.
We make our decisions,
and then our decisions make us.