We live often in this tension between earning a paycheck and following our passion. That can leave us unsure about how to even start to answer the question, “What should I do with my life?”
Life needs both actually – a paycheck and a passion. Live merely to make money, existence will remain superficial. Live merely for passion and one will find themselves flitting from one sure-fire destination to another, to another, to another – restless and rootless, always on to the next and never quite arriving “here.”
So what should we do with our lives?
Spend it wisely. Spend it passionately. Spend it always asking, “How would God have me serve here?”
Whether to follow a paycheck or a passion remains an important front end question. The answer may shift over time, but this question must ultimately yield to the bigger points and purposes of the blessing we call life: How do we balance money with passion to find something beyond them?
“I shall pass this way but once; any good that I can do or any kindness I can show to any human being; let me do it now. Let me not defer nor neglect it, for I shall not pass this way again.”
Etienne de Grellet