What’s Happening Wednesday: Understanding the Assignment

That’s the new phrase I keep seeing across my timeline. Apparently it means somebody has done something well. I’ve seen it used to describe parenting, politics, and even pant. Apparently, like everything else these days, the trend started on Tik-Tok. I’m not sure who started it, but I’m ready for it to be done.

I find it hard to believe all these people actually understood the assignment. I know for sure that I don’t. I have no clue what I’m doing on most days. I’m trying to be a good wife, a good mother, a good friend, and over all ,a good person, but I fail daily on multiple fronts. It reminds me of my college days. Have you ever had multiple assignments due all at the same time? Did you ever try to use the same research for different classes? I would bend over backwards to make the research for my history paper fit into my English assignment. That way I could do half as much research, and look twice as productive. That’s what I’m doing in my life right now, tying myself in knots trying to make things work…instead of putting a full effort into each thing separately.

I believe that each of us has a divine purpose. I’m actually pretty decent at seeing the gifts of others, and helping them see how their gifts can be used. My trouble is discerning those things for my own life. The Bible says make your (own) calling and election sure. I have never been less sure about anything in my entire life. I absolutely do not understand the assignment.

Luckily, there is help available. I have the course syllabus (my Bible) and I have the instructor’s direct contact information (prayer). All I have to do is call, and according to folks who have already had this particular professor, the line is never busy, and the door is always open. I am grateful these resources are available to me, because I need all the help I can get.

Today, I pray for people like me, who are operating in faith, even when we are unsure of our footing. I pray that the path reveals itself, and that we find the courage to follow that path when it does.

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