The Importance Of Life

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Knowing the will of the Lord for one’s life has always been so mind-boggling to many believers I know, myself included. Figuring out the particulars of life has seemed to always prove to be such a daunting task. Finding answers to questions like: what am I passionate about?, where do I want to live?, what kind of job best suits me?, should I pursue this girl?, how much money do I need to be making to support a certain lifestyle?, is this church a fit for me?, why aren’t I using my college degree?, do I want Chinese or pizza for dinner?, should I really pay twelve dollars to see this movie?, should I do this or that…the list goes on and on and on. Often times, I get caught up in trying to answer the particulars in life that lose sight of what …show more content…
I began working at UPS as a part-time package handler and on-campus as a Campus Police Dispatcher. After a week at UPS, I had had enough. Though the benefits were great, the physical nature of the position was not my cup of tea to say the least. I left there and by God’s grace landed a Ladies Shoe Sales position at Dillard’s. Admittedly, I was excited, as I knew sales was a strength of mine. I enjoy Dillard’s, my coworkers there, and the interactions I have with customers. Yet I am also beginning to see that my heart is not with selling (though I don’t plan on leaving and will probably always enjoy sales). I began to reflect and think about what really gets my heart racing, what it that really excites me. To this day, I’m still figuring that out but I know the Lord has blessed me with a heart for people who are experiencing homelessness, to see the lost turn to Jesus, and a desire to speak publicly about the truths of …show more content…
I wanted to get in and get out as quickly as possible. Yet, I was missing the point. I wanted to have all the particulars in place before I really began trusting God. My call in life (and the call for all believers), no matter the career decisions I make, where I live, etc., is to love the Lord with all my heart, soul, and mind (Matt. 27:37) and to love my neighbor as myself (Mark 12:31). As of result of this, I should desire to work out my salvation (Phil. 2:12), to yield to and walk in step with the Spirit (Gal. 5:25), to be an imitator of Christ (Eph. 5:1-2), to be obedient to God’s word (Jer. 7:23), to share my faith with others (Matt. 28:18-20), to look forward to Jesus’ coming again (John 14:1-3), to rebuke, forgive, and reconcile with my brothers and sisters (Matt. 18:15-19), and to care for my brothers and sisters in any way I can (James 5:16; 2 Cor. 8:13-14; Matt. 7:1-6, etc.). God’s call for my life isn’t for me to have the particulars figured out. I need to decide on these things (and they are necessary decisions) but when it’s all said and done, it will not matter if I was a teacher, a pastor, a salesmen, a policeman, or whatever the case is. What will matter is was I faithful (not perfect, but faithful) to God in all aspects of my life? Did I trust in Christ, surrendering to Him, believing in His life, death, burial,

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