Wednesday, October 18, 2006

love for sale

After having visiting U of T to vie for a job which, I found out, could have upwards of 200 other keen applicants (eeek!) I took my unemployed self to Kensingtons (the cafe...situated in the neighbourhood of the same name) to drop off an additional résumé for kicks. What an odd stage of life is this that I could be equally as happy with assisting the president of a university or serving espressos to bohos.

I've been thinking a lot about the ability to work, in general, and how my skills, experience, gifts and talents are important only insofar as they are used to interact with my world and the people in it. I figure I'd be happy scrubbing toilets if God needed me to befriend a few cleaning staff in a dingy corner of the city. I'd also be happy doing event coordinating again (oddly enough, perhaps not as keen as I would be scrubbing toilets...because of the pressures and temptations involved with a high profile job) if God needed me to befriend a few crotchety business suits in a polished boardroom somewhere.

This morning, I was reading Joshua 19 and came across this verse:

"The inheritance of the Simeonites was taken from the share of Judah, because Judah's portion was more than they needed. So the Simeonites received their inheritance within the territory of Judah." (v. 9)

What an amazing concept and life verse, I thought, so I chewed on it a little longer and came out with a prayer. Would You keep me conscious of what I have that is more than what I need and show me who to give it away to. Thank you that my portion of dreams is more than I can handle and precludes the participation of others. Let the same overabundance be seen in areas of finance, love, time, wisdom and compassion. Let me continually have more than I need. Let me continually give away. Let me be blessed to see others come into their inheritance by me sharing mine.

2 comments:

Angela said...

Feel like coming out with Light Patrol on Tuesday if I can swing it?

~A

Andrew G said...

i love the prayer and the revelation. You are meant to impact thousands my love