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Called to Something Amazing
A couple of years ago I was in university, halfway through my Bachelor in Arts & Science. I had a good part-time job, a great girlfriend, great friends, and I was doing well in school but something was missing.
We’re told, by our teachers, our parents, society, that we need to finish school, get a good job, get married, have a family and that will lead to a happy life. This isn’t a bad thing at all but it is not the only thing that can lead to happiness and what happens when we start achieving these things and realize that this happiness is shallow, unfulfilling, or empty?
We’re left wondering, “There must be more than this”.
It's SO Not About You.
"Before I formed you in the womb, I knew you, and before you were born, I consecrated you. I appointed you a prophet to the nations."
Then I said, "Ah, Lord God, behold, I do not know how to speak, for I am only youth."
But the Lord said to me, "Do not say 'I am only a youth', for to all to whom I send you, you shall go, and whatever I command you, you shall speak. Be not afraid of them, for I am with you to deliver you, says the Lord."
The Sweetest Harmony from a Broken Note
Suppose a musician in an orchestra freely strikes a sour note. The conductor is competent, the music is correctly scored and easy to play, but the musician still exercises his freedom by introducing a discord which immediately passes out into space. The director can do one of two things: he can either order the selection to be replayed, or he can ignore the discord.