When Strengths and Passions Collide


I’m writing over at The Glorious Table today. Here’s a preview:

I’ve always been one of those people who does a little bit of everything. Often my activities pull me in multiple directions with minimal overlap. In high school I was a student athletic trainer and served on my youth group leadership team. My resume includes a variety of jobs including working for a local health department, on college campuses, and as an administrative assistant, not to mention as a swim lesson instructor. I’ve continued to stay involved in ministry through mentoring, in Young Life, or by leading college Bible studies.

I’ve enjoyed almost every job and ministry opportunity that has crossed my path, but with each one I’ve felt a bit like a fish out of water. I never thought those jobs used my strengths or passions.