Doing What You Love and Owning Elephants


Are you where you should be in life?

Are you doing what you were made to do?

I had a conversation with a fellow this past week (or more correctly, he had a conversation with me).

He told me how that over the Christmas break, he had done some reflecting and praying. He came to the conclusion that he is not doing what God really had planned for him to do in his professional life, and because of that, he is unhappy and very stressed out.

We all have to have a job; we have to make a living for our families. But are we doing what God has gifted us to do, or are we doing what makes us the most money?

Matthew 13:22, *He also that received seed among the thorns is he that heareth the word; and the care of this world, and the deceitfulness of riches, choke the word, and he becometh unfruitful*.

We live in a complicated world. In much of the world, and certainly in most of the United States, GONE are the days of the small village blacksmith, tanner, broom-squire, chaise-maker, and chandler. GONE are the days where everyone had their own garden, chickens, goats, and elephants (okay, maybe not elephants).


In those days, if I had eggs and you needed eggs, and you had leather boots and I needed leather boots, then I would trade you eggs for the boots (probably a whole lot of eggs!!!!!).

In our post-industrial America, “keeping up with the Jones'” has taken on an entirely new meaning. Dave Ramsey, the financial writer, radio and television host once said, “We buy things we don’t need with money we don’t have to impress people we don’t like.”

There is tremendous pressure on we Americans to make all the money we can. Many times that means choosing to work a job that does not suit our God-given gifts and talents, just to make the buck.

When we are not working using our God-given talents, we can feel just like my friend, stressed, unhappy, unfulfilled, and even at a loss for purpose.

I know that sounds pretty heavy but it is true, and someone reading this is feeling this way right now, knowing what I am writing fits their situation to a tee.

So what do we do about it?

My friend has vowed to start praying and looking for something else to do. He said he doesn’t care what anyone thinks or says, he just wants to be in God’s will.

How about you?

  • Are you in the vocation God has gifted you for?
  • Are you caught up in the make more, spend more cycle?
  • Are you miserable in what you are doing?
  • Are you willing to make some changes?

It is not easy but would you commit to start praying about your situation and trusting God for the outcome?

What does God have for you…just around the corner?

Amazon Stre

So here is the advertisement; Our domain name cost a little bit each year and EKM would like to be able to provide physical ministry materials to our readers some day. This too will cost a little money.

Hence the EKM Amazon store.

Anything you purchase from Amazon through the EKM site helps to fund EKM Ministries. It does not cost any more than shopping directly through Amazon and if you are a Prime member, nothing changes. It simply gives EKM Ministries a small “finders fee”.

You are not limited to what is on the EKM store site. If you want to purchase an electronic mouse trap, then by all means, purchase an electronic mouse trap.

Once at our store, click the “Powered by Amazon” button in the top right bar and you will be taken directly to Amazon. Through here, EKM will still get credit.

Thank you so much for your support and remember to do your Amazon shopping through this EKM Amazon Store. I just wouldn’t recommend an electronic mouse trap as a gift.

Lord bless you and yours!

Ready? Here is the link…


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