You need to persevere so that when you have done the will of God, you will receive what He has promised. (Hebrews 10:36)
Greetings my beautiful brothers and sisters in Christ!
It’s been a hot minute since my last real post. However, I do have a confession. I’ve been kinda lazy in faith. Things have been going so well in my life. Promotion, money, commercialism, and all the shiny things that can distract us from what’s most important.
But the Lord is patient.
Thank goodness for that, amiright?
In their hearts humans plan their course, but the Lord establishes their steps. (Proverbs 16:9)
Originally, I was working towards a career in investment banking. My plans revolved around anything with the highest payoff. Because money.
Then I meandered into the field of Information Technology in Higher Education and grew too specialized to escape. I figured it was one of life’s detours that could’ve ended up a lot worse. So…
For all intents and purposes, I am content.
These past few weeks, I’ve been at conferences where I had the distinct privilege of presenting on behalf of my university’s IT department.
It was at the Annual Computing Conference where I learned that God had strategically placed me where I’m at today.
For the past week, I was both angry and depressed. I didn’t understand how despite all the progress I made in my faith (and in life in general), I was still subject to the same sh*t that had me a wreck last year.
Christianity is the hardest lifestyle anyone could choose. I considered giving it up more than a few times. What’s the point of praying, going to Church, and reading the Bible if nothing has changed?
Quitting would be too convenient, though. One thing I learned from my old days is:
If your fix stops working, don’t give up. Get more.
After much prayer and deliberation, I realized a lot has actually changed.