I went to the first session of a new discipleship course that’s running in our church – Freedom in Christ. It looks like it’s going to be good.
I was chatting to a friend later and he asked whether I was glad that I had my life sorted, seeing as how I knew I was going to be a minister and all that. Hmmm. We talked about getting to do everything you’ve ever wanted to do – and what’s beyond? I said I see my life as a walk, a series of steps with God. I can’t see the end product or the biggest thing I’ll ever do. If ‘doing’ is what I measure life-success by then I’m going to end up pretty dissatisfied. I’m now of an age where parents, aunts and uncles are all on the verge of retiring – are they now purposeless, having ‘done’ the biggest things of their lives?
I don’t care what I end up doing, toooo much. But what I do want is to be lost in worship of my Lord and King more and more frequently. I want to get in as much practice for Heaven as possible – and bring as many with me as possible. I don’t need to be a minister to do that.