Monday, Oct. 26
“God doesn’t call you to do what you like, but He makes you like what He calls you to do.” —Pastor Von. When I was a teenager, I was afraid God would want me to do something that I really didn’t want to do. Part of this was that I wanted to do some things that God would just as soon I not do—such as become a professional baseball player. The core issue was whether God would be Lord of my life or would I insist on being my own boss. I think a lot of young people experience this. I did not know God well enough to trust Him. But God is patient and in time He proved Himself so faithful that I began to entrust my life to Him. The process is not complete, but as I get to know Him more, I trust Him more. [I’m in good company. Trusting God was a life long experience for Abraham, too.] I’m a slow learner, but as I yield to Him, I find that the things I used to cherish are not very important, and the things that God his led me to do have become high priority. I’m not out of the woods yet. I still find it a problem to find time to study the Word—although I thoroughly enjoy it when I do. And I don’t pray enough. I still don’t find it easy to verbally witness to unbelievers. But looking back on my life, I recognize that God has done a work in me. God is more precious each day. I’m richly blessed. In a nutshell, I like what He has called me to do. It’s a work in progress, but I’m glad I’m not a professional baseball player!