Finding the Sweet Spot

Do you know what is your “sweet spot” for service? I know that can sound like an oxymoron. For many, service is more of a duty than delight, but it doesn’t have to be. Like love, service is meant to be the place where you give yourself away completely, but in the end, find yourself made complete. 


I've always liked the insights from Frederick Buechner on this: 


The kind of work God usually calls you to is the kind of work that 

1. that you need most to do and 

2. the world most needs to have done.  


It’s not always easy to find that sweet spot, particularly if you have grown up with lots of "shoulds," or with the suspicion that if you like something, that doesn't really count as service. It may take some exploration and some un-learning, and it might take a while, but it will be worth it.  


"The place God calls you to is the place where your deep gladness and the world's deep hunger meet." 


When you find that place, service begins to feel less like an obligation and more like a privilege.  



Where might your “deep gladness” intersect with the world’s “deep hunger?” If you’re not sure, how might you discover it? 

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