As you drive all around town and put lots of miles on your car, think about the families you get to meet. The parents and caregivers who are courageous enough to ask for help. The volunteers who feel like they are being called to impact their community. The boy who craves a positive male role model and wants a mentor to teach him to fish.
Teach him to fish. Play basketball with him. Show him how to control his anger. Set boundaries for him and be there for him even when he doesn't notice.
You don't have the energy to clean your house or paint your nails because you are needed elsewhere. This is the time that others need you more. This is your purpose. Take it all in and savor it. Open yourself to all of it. The smiles, tears, laughter, frustrations, stressors, anxieties, hugs, singing, overbooked calendar and even the red tape.
You keep praying that God helps you find your purpose. Maybe you aren't noticing what is right in front of you. You are running away from something very important. It's lingering within you. You just haven't grasped it yet. You haven't fully embraced your purpose. But it is there. Waiting to be developed. Hoping to be appreciated. Get some sleep. Tomorrow is a new day.
Teach me to do your will, for you are my God; may your good Spirit lead me on level ground.