Chasing something other than what we were meant for is an invitation to great sadness.
But I think this principle applies to more than one area.
If you were destined for teaching special education, a life in a physics lab is not going to sit well with you over the long run, for example.
Likewise, a heart for studying computer science is not going to find joy in studying human resources.
And volunteers who love college students are not likely to flourish when made to engage with elementary students in the same way.
Of course, this goes for life itself too.
If we were made for a purpose that we resist, it’s our loss, I suppose.
When we want to be something other than the thing God wants us to be, we must be wanting what, in fact, will not make us happy. Those Divine demands which sound to our natural ears most like those of a despot and least like those of a lover, in fact marshal us where we should want to go if we knew what we wanted.
-C.S. Lewis, The Problem Of Pain (Amazon)