I thought this article by Joseph Mattera with Mattera Ministries International was a good one, and we wanted to share it with you.
– Jim Bevis, Mid-South Director with PastorCare
One of the biggest challenges in life is to stay focused upon the assignment the Lord has appointed for us. In life there are many adversaries and distractions that can take you off track so that your life misses the mark. This is called "mission drift." Perhaps most people in this world have drifted from their primary purpose and mission in life.
The following are signs you are also drifting away from, instead of moving towards, your primary calling:
1. Continual frustration shows you are not walking in your calling
Continual frustration is one of the most obvious signs you are not walking towards what God has internally wired you to pursue. Frustration may be a God-given sign to awaken you to the real passion and purpose He has assigned for you. A person suffering from mission drift will be going against the internal impulses from God that give them delight while being engaged in them. Going against these internal impulses means that you are also doing things that do not match your gifts, passion and grace which will also give you much frustration. Those in continual frustration need to take much time reflecting to detect the source of their frustration.
Merely continuing life in frustration is foolish, because you may look back at the end of your years and realize you wasted your whole life working in the wrong vocation.