Sometimes, faithfulness looks different than doing the "big" things, but standing up eight times when you've fallen down seven (both literally and metaphorically). I may never write a book, I may never speak for a TED talk, but I have today. I can encourage a friend. I can pray. I can just...be.
Yes, I have dreams, but I'm not promised NYC, an influential career, or even tomorrow.. I've realized lately my purpose is not my own. We are the clay. He is the potter. Who am I to tell at my Creator what my purpose is?
He promises us what is intended for harm He uses for good. We are just called to be faithful -- in whatever that looks like. I think a beautiful example of this is Kara Tippett's blog, Mundane Faithfulness. Isn't it beautiful that we have a God that doesn't expect us to perform for acceptance? The pressure's off, my friends.