lebron-jamesYesterday when LeBron James announced his intention to return to Cleveland, the media world was filled with discussion as to what was behind the decision.

As I read LeBron’s essay, one word stood out. Calling.

“I feel my calling here goes above basketball. I have a responsibility to lead, in more ways than one, and I take that very seriously.”

Calling is that sense of purpose in life that attempts to answer that deep and haunting question, “Why am I here?”

I find it refreshing that LeBron seems to believe that his talent and visibility bring with them both the opportunity and responsibility to make a difference, and thus fulfill his calling.

For most of us, thoughts about our calling are crowded out by life’s pressing demands and occasionally by our own personal ambitions. Meanwhile, time goes by. The seemingly urgent all too often trumps the important.

Is it time to carve out some time to yourself to think and reflect deeply about your calling?

 

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