Yesterday, I had the grace from God to know I was doing what God made me to do. I received an emergency call from a distressed family. They needed the help only a minister could readily provide (no details for the sake of their privacy). Could I come right away? I agreed. Ten minutes later, book of services at the ready, the suit jacket and tie I kept in the closet for just such emergencies in place, I arrived and served that family in their time of crisis. I gave them the comfort and support God had for them. I used what I had learned about being God's calming presence. God used me in the service of those who needed me in that moment. It was a joy to serve, a joy to know I was doing what I had trained long and hard for, a joy to know that I was doing what God had made me for.
I wish you all such moments of joy.