Talent or passion it all boils down to the same thing, that is ‘Are you led by your heart or your head?’.
Being led by your heart can cause much heartache and headache, especially when you attempt to ignore that call or live it by someone else’s definition. I recently got a call up from my passion, despite ignoring it for months.
A friend requested a cake for a baby shower. Despite never having made such a cake I agreed to do it.
I recall reading something said by Richard Branson about opportunity, “If someone offers you an amazing opportunity and you’re not sure you can do it, say yes – then learn how to do it later.”
That is purpose at work, you will not be able to resist a challenge within your ability or that awakens your passion.
The cake had to be a Preggy Belly Red Velvet Cake. Easy to bake but the decorating bit took much Google-ing and prayer for inspiration.
Now, since I am a procrastinator by nature I find it extremely challenging to finish cakes before the last minute, though this time I decided to color my fondant and crumbcoat the cake the night before delivery. This turned out to be a blessing because I had piles of exam scripts to mark and had to invigilate an exam session at work. The final touches were done in 1 hour (record broken!) and I must admit, my kids were of great help. They totally understand my temperament, not every person can deal with my yelling and crazy expectations!
The end result was a beautiful and delicious cake, which is evidence that all things are possible whether we see it as our purpose in life or not!
My baking scripture has to be “I can do all things through Christ, who strengthens me.” Phil. 4:13 it gets me through the most challenging of cakes.
As long as one has the passion, understands how it relates to your purpose and talents you’re good to go!