A Professional Baseball Player?

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!

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