“The place God calls you is the place where your deep gladness and the world’s deep hunger meets.” Friedrich Buechner.
I have lost count of the times I have used this quote in my blog, while writing my QT, scribbled on my bible cover, as a text encouragement for a fellow QLC sufferer, and more. Probably because repetition means emphasis; the more important it is, the more you should reiterate it. Another term for “that place where God calls me” is my sweet spot. It is that special task that I am especially designed for, where I can have the most impact, and where I can most glorify God.Â
I got an inkling of that last Saturday, during the IVCF new graduates retreat. IVPM MakatiÂ invited me and a friend last week to do a marketplace orientation for a small group of college seniors. Nothing fancy, just tips on how to write a resume, sell yourself in an interview, and how to determine your career path. We also let the students grill us on our previous experience as recruiters and shared some tips for the job search. It was fun drawing ideas from the students, tactfully correcting misconceptions and seeing their eyes light up at new learnings. IfÂ nothing else, I hope we’veemphasized that a job is not all about the money. In the midst of 4 hours of talking, being stared at by a crowd, the heat and humidity, lack of sleep, and short preparation time, a light bulb flashed in my head.
This is it, Lord. This is my sweet spot.