There is an old question about finding what you are passionate about that goes something like this: “If you woke up tomorrow and had 10 million dollars what would you do with your life?”
I have often sat and thought about what I would do with a sudden influx of cash (normally I like for it to be at least 50 million or so just to be safe). I would buy a few apple computers and a car that will actually run. I would find a house that I own instead of rent so I could pain the walls a color other than white. There are tons of other small things and big things that I would buy. There are even lots of different places that I would give money away like to my church or the International Mission Board.
But something just hit me tonight. In all of those daydreams I never imagine myself doing anything else. I don’t think I would quit my job, or if I did it would be just so I could avoid ever working in an office (not like I spend much time there now) but I would keep working with students at Calvary. I would keep working on this site, it might be nice to have some professional design work (and an proofreader) but I wouldn’t stop working on this. I also wouldn’t stop writing and striving to be a freelance writer.
If I had 10 million dollars I would pretty much do what I am doing now, just with shinier stuff around me.
There are many times in my life when I feel down or feel like giving up. There are many times, like right now when cars are broken and money is tight, when it is easy to be discouraged. But in the middle of all that here is something that I know. I get paid to do what I love. I have a wife who loves me, friends who care about me, and a son who idolizes me.
I am blessed beyond words.