R ecently, I had my younger kid sister come visit me. It was a special occasion because she is preparing to leave for college next week. While that seems like an eternity ago for me, it was incredible hearing about what was going through her mind before heading off. Part of the reason that I was so proud of her was hearing the type of fears that she held. In her mind, she desired so much to make the most of her life for the Lord, but was scared that she didn’t know what path to take to do that. I smiled a broad smile when I heard this. Of all the fears she could have, strangely enough, it made me proud that she would have this fear. It even touched my heart in a special way because I’ve struggled with this same question throughout my life. But special or not, it is something that has legitimately cause a large amount of stress in my life as well as other Christians seeking to please the Lord, but feeling lost at how to best do this.
As I talked with several people about this subject throughout my life, the most meaningful piece of advice that I received was one sentence that had so much truth to it. A wise counselor looked at me after grinning slightly and said, “Relax, it’s a lot harder to fall out of God’s will as you might think.” What he meant by that was that those who are seeking to find the right way to serve our Lord are already doing what He calls us to do: seek Him. I’ve gone to both business school as well as seminary searching for the right avenue to serve God. One of the key moments in my life was learning a story that changed my outlook about what the kingdom of God and his sovereignty really meant. Read more