“Do what you love. Know your own bone, gnaw at it, bury it, unearth it still.” —Henry David Thoreau
Doing what we love! Isn’t that what we all dream to do?
My dogs have the good fortune to do what they love— they run and play, find their deer antler bones and toys, they chew on them, bury them, unearth them, and chew on them some more. They seem so content . . . I envy them at times.
Doing what we love is often a luxury in this day and age. I’m thankful for those times I can let loose and do the things that bring me joy, like walking in the beautiful outdoors, or spending cherished moments with family, friends, and of course my dogs.
What do you love to do?
What’s the “bone” you long for?
Henry David Thoreau writes, “Do what you love. Know your own bone, gnaw at it, bury it, unearth it still.”
I love this quote! It makes me want to pursue my passions with the same fervency that my dogs have while digging up a bone. But it’s not always that easy.
I wish I had a formula, or three easy steps, that would help us to find our calling, so that we could find the joy and fulfillment that we long for. There are tons of self-help and inspirational books, tools, and formulas out there to help us of course. But I truly believe that above all the advice and wisdom the world has to offer, there is ONE piece of wisdom that stands out above them all. It comes from God’s Word . . .
Trust in the Lord and do good;
dwell in the land and enjoy safe pasture.
Take delight in the Lord,
and he will give you the desires of your heart.
Commit your way to the Lord;
trust in him and he will do this:
— Psalm 37:3-5
TRUST in the Lord
TAKE DELIGHT in the Lord
COMMIT your way to the Lord
These are the three steps to finding your calling and seeing the desires of your heart turn into reality! Trust, Take delight, and commit, and He will bring your hearts desire to fruition, in His time, and according to His will. There’s so much peace in that!
May the God of HOPE fill you with all joy and peace as you TRUST in Him.” —Romans 15:13
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