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That question came nipping at the heels of my reversion to the Faith. I had handed my life over to God, I was in communion with his church, and I was in a state of grace. Oh, sure, I knew that I ought to avoid sin and to love others, but I wanted answers—specific answers—ones that would tell me how I should be spending my time, what kind of career I should be pursuing, what volunteer activities to engage in. God does have a plan, and it is good. But my mistake was to imagine that plan as more of a schedule, somehow expecting that, when I gave God my life, he would in turn hand me a step-by-step guide detailing what I was to do and when.
As you might imagine, that became extremely stressful! With so many possible options available at every moment, and all of them morally good, how was I supposed to know what God had in store for me? Did he want God has the best plan for your life to be a teacher or a youth minister? Would I be better able to witness to him by volunteering at my church or at a local school?
How about blogging? Or public speaking? Maybe I should write a book instead!
For example, Jesus was neither God nor man, but both in one being. The kingdom of God is both present event and a future occurrence. We are both physical and spiritual beings. The glass is both half-empty and half-full. Our Lord has blessed each individual with a unique set of traits, abilities, and gifts that can be used in a variety of ways to build the kingdom of God.
He is not so much preoccupied with what we do as with why we do it—namely, for love of him. Casey Cole outlines this principle nicely in his video entitled, Does Everything Happen for a Reason?
This sort of narrow understanding misses the one essential call that we all have, which is to be a disciple of Christ. That is what God wants. That is what God wills. Truly, one of the greatest gifts God has bestowed upon us is that of our free will.
He has given us everything we need to be his disciples, but the specific ways in which we witness are left up to us to decide. As such, he allows us, his children, to present to him a masterpiece of our very own de, a piece of art never before seen and never to be repeated. We are not duty-bound to follow one specific path; no, we are given the divine go-ahead to get creative, to find unique ways to bring Christ to the world.
So relax! There are no wrong ways in which to love and serve the Lord. In the words of St. Isabella Bruno is a Catholic writer, blogger, and speaker who is head-over-heels in love with the Catholic Faith. You can find her online at isabellabruno. Such insight and appropriate words! They can relate to and resonate with so many of us in so many ways.
Thank you for sharing. People need to mend their ways and return to God now more than ever to avoid suffering from His rightful judgement. This is poorly written and incomplete. I would love to elaborate more if I had the time.
Also, why are women writing these articles? The teachings of Paul are clear. Nevertheless, God bless. For the moderator — why are you allowing such negative, demoralizing comments to be posted? And what a sexist comment! Why are women writing these articles? Are you kidding me?! PLEASE moderate the comments to include intelligent, non-discriminatory ones and not random, biased ones that help no one. Please log in again. The will open in a new tab. After logging in you can close it and return to this.
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