Often when we are begging and pleading with God to know His will for lives, we are already smack dab in the middle of it! In the mundane tasks of life, we learn lessons that are shaping our character, developing our personality, and honing our God given gifts.
Most famous people I can think of in the Bible or in modern times did not start out doing the thing they did in the long run that made a difference in the world. Consider the disciples. They were fishermen, a tax collector, and came from a variety of walks in life. I’m certain that none of them realized they would be part of a twelve man team that would change the world forever. They were faithful in their tasks from day to day until the day that Jesus called them to follow Him.
J.K. Rowling was living on welfare until she wrote the first Harry Potter. Jim Carey went from living in a van with his family to becoming a world renowned actor who brings in millions of dollars per film. Ronald Reagan was an actor before he became President. Abraham Lincoln lived in a log cabin. Actress Sharon Stone worked at McDonalds.
The lesson we need to learn from these aspiring individuals is that we must do the best we can performing the task that is in front of us until we move into the next phase of our lives.
If God has us tending sheep, it is because there is something we must learn about Him or about ourselves while we are among the sheep. Nothing we do and do well is wasted time. No skill is too small or insignificant. No bit of knowledge gained through experience is irrelevant.