The truth of the matter is, there are too many people who are dissatisfied with their present occupation whether it's a longing to work less, get paid more, or be more successful; still there are many others who long to have a different job altogether. Few people ever have the same job for the rest of their lives, and it is more than likely that a person will switch jobs/ careers multiple times during the course oof his/her lifetime.
Do you ever wonder why most people are never sure of their calling right away? Wouldn't it make life so much easier, if, from the very start, God somehow "told" us or gave us a sign that indicated what we were meant to do for the rest of our lives? God may not give us all the answers we long for, but He does give us several assurances and promises that make the uncertainty of life a little easier to bear. One of my favorite verses is Jeremiah 29:11, "'For I know the plans I have for you,' says the Lord, 'plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.'" Whenever I'm feeling unsure of where I am in life, I cling to this verse, that God has plans for me and the gifts He's given me, even if at that moment I have no idea what that may be. And even though I know I will probably never win a Nobel Prize, I also know that God created me for a specific purpose and has equipped me with spiritual gifts so that I may be able to carry out that purpose.
Here's to spiritual gifts, and to the 53 FGG scholars who graduated this year, may you continue to heed God's calling in carrying out His purpose for your lives, using your spiritual gifts for His Glory.