Many times I have followed the devices of my own heart, and other opportunities to be brave, kind and honest, I have not followed at all. But the reality of it all is that, all of us, each with our own memories and past, have not given up, and that tells us that despite our weaknesses, despite our foolishness, enough wisdom, enough hope, enough faith has flickered in our lives that our hearts and selves have moved forward. (from Pastor Randy's Sermon 6/23)
From Pamela: Once upon a time a long time ago somebody said to me: "Pamela, you can choose to ignore God's Will for your life, but you can't change it!"
That is wisdom!
And time after time I have noticed the difference between running away from God's call and leaning towards it. How awesome, that God's call applies not only to the big picture of my life, but also to those daily (or even hourly) nudges to either receive something from God or take action in Christ's name.
Here's another thing: Accepting God's call to do something that is not necessarily my preference provides an opportunity to be utterly dependent upon God. And as I am dependent upon God, I find joy, hope, and love that spill outward.