It caught me one morning without any warning. I should have been jubilant. But now, unexpectedly, I felt empty and listless. After pouring my entire life into one goal for two years, I completely lost motivation when my goal was achieved.
I still remember where I was sitting when the phone rang. It was the director of my mission board. We were only three months into deputation to join a missions team in Zambia, Africa. My heart had been set on that plan for four years. Everything fell into place. But in one phone call it was all demolished. Our coworkers were moving. Their new location didn’t need another family. All of our plans were off.
Does God have in mind one person you’re supposed to marry? Can you miss God’s will? Where do you start in seeking God’s will? For the next two weeks we’ll consider six biblical foundations concerning God’s will, leaving us in a better position to discern what God wants us to do.
God hasn’t audibly spoken to say which job to take, what career to pursue, or which girl to marry. But he has told you a lot—a whole book full of direction, in fact. Don’t spend your life looking for a sign or enlightenment. God has already spoken. Instead of searching under every mystical rock, keep it simple—go get your Bible and read it.
Have you ever let Easter sneak up on you? I sure have, and this year I’m determined to do better. I want the power and cosmic significance of this event to grip me–and my family. Here’s how I plan to do that this year.