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We’re All Just People on a Big Blue Planet #4

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Hello humans of the internet!  It’s time for another interview with a person who’s being a person on this big old planet just like the rest of us.  It’s Meg, who is a truly wonderful person.  It was really great to get to talk to her and get to know her better. We talked a lot about God and what he is calling us to do.  I hope you enjoy getting to know Meg.

Meg is an amazing person, a Christian, and an art teacher.

This is what she had to say on the subject of what her calling is

“I believe I am still learning what my calling is and everyday I continue to learn about what I am called to do.  I think that finding things that II’m passionate about aid in discovering my calling.  I feel deeply passionate about understanding others.  I know that I may not always have the words to say, but I love being able to support others with a listening ear or simple a warm hug.

And how her Christianity shapes her ideas.

As a Christian, I know God already has everything planned out, but I feel like He can alter our plan based on the decisions I make. I know I am called to show the love of Christ to others and lead them to Christ but God has different ways personally planned out for me to do so. Knowing and understanding my calling requires me to recognize God’s voice but to also be receptive of it. I’m thankful for growing up in a Christian environment and the experiences that I’ve had have helped shape me and shown me some areas of my passions and calling. But as I’ve grown older, the environments and people I’ve decided to surround myself have effected my relationship with God and how I live my life as a Christian. There have been times when I seem to lose sight of who I am and what I’m passionate about. I’m currently at a stage in my life where I am becoming more aware of that and learning to listen and recognize when God is talking to me or trying to show me something. As I’m more receptive to His voice, I think that my calling will begin to seem more evident.

Because she mentioned losing sight of Christ and her calling, which is something I think we can all relate to, I asked Meg what that experience is like for her.

I strive to understand people and help them. But sometimes, I get wrapped up in the wrong way of doing so. I am a person that can potentially be easily influenced- positively or negatively- just because I want to avoid conflict or because I want someone to feel comfortable with me and in my own mind- by not agreeing with them would mess up the relationship or interaction I have with them. We associate comfort with God and conflict with the devil, but sometimes the devil gets you in a place of comfort to a point where you are so consumed in it and it seems almost impossible to see anything any other way. God will often place some conflict in your life to see how you decide to approach it or so you won’t get stuck in a wrong place of comfort. For example, I’m absolutely terrified of dating but I want a real relationship and I find myself avoiding dating because I’m too comfortable in my singleness or I’m afraid of the possibility of things not working out and the feelings that are associated with it. But obviously, those are conflicting thoughts- how can I ever be in a relationship if I constantly avoid it? Then there’s another side- whenever I decide to actually date, the influence of that person gradually overtakes me and I try to make myself adapt to the person that I think they want me to be instead of being my true self. Sure, it might be a great Christian man but I lose sight of who I really should be pleasing- God. The intent of a Godly foundation of a relationship might have been there but somehow things shifted as I decided to focus more on that relationship with someone rather than with God. Relationships are important to me, but my relationship with God needs to be the priority. Even though I want to help people and understand them, I need to be able to have a solid foundation in Christ so He can help show me what is most important to focus on and so I don’t lose sight of who I really am in that process.

I would like to thank Meg for doing this interview and sharing her faith with me and all y’all.

If you would like to be interviewed for a future WAJP (I’ve found an abbrievation, I don’t know how to pronounce that though) let me know in a comment or send me an e-mail at akthomas95@yahoo.com.  Or if you know of a person who you would like to read an interview of, let me know in a comment or send me an e-mail at akthomas95@yahoo.com.  Please, this are the most fun posts to write and I really like doing them.  You can suggest anybody.

much love,

AK

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