As I flipped through the pages of my journal last night, I came across notes from a sermon in January 2012. My pastor was talking about Moses' encounter with the burning bush.
Here's how he explained the story:
Moses was 40 years old when he started to run from God's call. He was hiding in plain sight. He had a wife, kids, and a good job. One day while working with his sheep, he finds himself in a sacred place. He sees something strange - a bush that was burning but not consumed. He stops working and pauses to look at this irrational thing. When he turned to look, God called to Moses, and this begins to change his relationship to God and his life. God told Moses to remove his sandals, indicating that he was on Holy Ground.
I wrote in my notes what my Pastor said next, "Whenever I am manifesting the call of God, it becomes Holy Ground."
So many of us are unsure or lack confidence about what our calling is, especially in this economy and in this job market. In my experience I know that often our calling has little to do with a job title or an industry. It has everything to do with how we make our mark on the world through the choices we make, the way we perceve problems, and the solutions we create. That's what makes us unique and can lead us in the direction of our calling and the essence our personal brand.
The bush was burning, but it was not destroyed, and the same is for you. God speaks to us in our situation. Stop and listen to your burning bush. "In your struggle can be the revelation of the presence of God."
"Remember, you may not see your reward when you're making the right choice, but IT IS COMING. So, stand in the space HE created for YOU!"
Now, you know to keep the faith and remember to take off your fabulous sandals because you are standing on Holy Ground.
Where are you standing?