To say life is short is an understatement. Yesterday I spent the entire day scanning important documents as I’m preparing to move to Spain in March for long-term missionary work. During the day, I put on some 90’s music to make things a little more fun. It’s amazing how music has the power to take us back in time…
While listening to the music from my childhood, I started remembering all the times I sat at my high-school lunch table talking to my friends Jason, Jordan, and Warren. Then I had a vision of my first crush; it was junior high. Because I obviously didn’t know anything about dating or relationships, that didn’t work out.
In my early twenties I took up an interest in automotive, and I ended up working in the automotive industry for almost 10 years. For the last 8 years of working in that field, I wondered what the heck I was doing with my life.
I’ve always been creative, and something about the traditional 9-5 job just didn’t sit well with me. It’s only over the past 3 years that I’ve decided to finally do something about the fire God put inside of me, and that’s to see broken people healed and transformed by His love.
As I transition to Spain, I look forward to being able to demonstrate God’s love to the poor, the homosexuals, the refugees, and who ever else crosses my path.
I believe God puts a fire inside each and every one of us to transform broken people’s lives, but we all need to be bold enough to take a risk and actually do something about it. Nothing amazing comes out of passivity.
Whether that means pursuing a beautiful woman until marriage, showing her she’s worth the pursuit, or going into a war zone to rescue child sex slaves, great risks will always be rewarded with people being transformed. With great risk also comes the potential for great failure, but giving up is never an option for those who are called to reshape the course of history.
Life is too short to be going to the club’s, dating random people, and contributing to the brokenness we have in this world. Life is too short to be wasting it at a job that doesn’t allow you to do what God created you to do. Change can be scary, but when we know we’re not doing what we were created for, there can’t be any other option.
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