In the life of every successful person, there come a few major defining moments. They get the venture capital… They meet someone who will propel their platform… They meet the bandmate that takes the band to the next level…
Everyone’s looking for moments like this. These are the things that make fascinating back stories in biographies and blog posts. And they make it seem like you skipped twenty steps on the road to success. It’s a shortcut of sorts.
Unfortunately, these defining moments only happen to a few people. They happen to people who are already moving and doing something.
There are far too many musicians, waiting to be discovered, who spend their time sitting on the couch watching television. There are too many writers writing and re-writing their novel, but not ever getting themselves out there. There are too many young people who have a desire to be public speakers who aren’t honing their craft and looking for small speaking opportunities.
So many people are willing to do the work when it comes to the big stuff, but they aren’t willing to put in the menial work that brings about those defining moments.
But in the Bible, every time God called someone to do something big, you always saw them in a menial and boring task—being faithful.
Elisha was plowing the fields. David was watching his dad’s sheep. Peter, James, and John were fishing.
I’m willing to bet each of those people felt a big call of God on their life. They had big dreams. But they didn’t let those big dreams keep them from doing what they found to do at the moment. Their defining moment came when they were doing what they found to do.
Want the defining moment to come? Give God something to bless. Be faithful. And see what comes your way.