Ambitious discontent

My greatest difficulty at present is that I am afflicted with too many ambitions. In the past 24 hours I have:

  1. Wanted to be a college professor,
  2. Felt called to prison ministry,
  3. Wished to start a Christian high-end grocery store,
  4. Debated whether to join the Army as enlisted or an officer,
  5. Imagined starting a young married couples ministry at my church,
  6. Re-structured my morning devotionals (twice),
  7. And planned a novel series.

Every one of these was a serious consideration, and not a passing whimsy. It’s like I’m suddenly seven again, except that I was never like this, even at seven.

What I can’t decide is whether this sort of ambitious discontent is from God or somewhere else.

2 thoughts on “Ambitious discontent”

  1. methinks there are differences between dreams and visions. some of these items seem like dreams, nice to think about but not much reality there. some, on the other hand, seem more like visions, or ways to look at things that don’t preclude what is already in your rather full life. prison ministry, for example, could be a call, something the Lord has placed in your heart to do. restructuring devotions also goes with the flow without totally changing the direction already underway. just my $0.02 worth. and it’s actually free. i totally believe that things are usually worth what you pay for them. :^)

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