I was talking to a close friend recently who is in college and she was telling me about how in school, she feels so torn in two different directions...like a tug-of-war within! She was telling me that since she was a child she has had the desire for a certain career, she has always felt that way and has prayed long and hard about it and has felt like it is the will of God to pursue it!
However, she said that there is SUCH a push at school, that this is MORE than just a job what they are learning to become...it is their CAREER! Their Passion...Their LIFE!!!! And she said, I'm sorry but I just don't feel that way about it! SHe knows that what she wants to be is a serious job and NOT to be taken lightly...buuuuuuut its just NOT ever going to be her everything!
She said...I mean...I want it but...when they talk about it like that there is a part of me that just wonders if maybe its not right...if I shouldn't go through with it, she said, BUT I did pray about it and truley felt like it WAS the will of God to go through school for this! So I was like, Weeeeeellll...being a college drop out and all...I'm NOT really sure I'm a good person to get college advice from...buuuuuut... I think that you just have to keep EVERYTHING in the right perspective!
You have to understand, that THE WORLD is NEVER going to see things, the way WE SEE THEM!!! Whatever they teach you in school, you have to filter through a Godly, heavenly, perspective! We just need to remember to keep THE MAIN THING... (GOD) THE MAIN THING!!!
We have to undeRstand, that THE WoRLd doesn't have a hope outside of this life. If you think aBout it thaT way, you can undeRstand WHY to them, tHe grEaTesT thing you coulD eveR accomplish is yoUr caReer!!! I told my friend, who is a very intelligent and well educated person, your going to get your degree and be GREAT at it, buuuuuut I told her, I'm NOT being a prophetess or NOTHING like that, buuuuuut MORE THAN LIKELY, you are NOT going be in that career FOREVER! Because she is such a Godly, ministry minded person, who is absolutely BEAUTIFUL on the outside and even MORE BEAUTIFUL on the INSIDE, I told her, Most likely, your going to end up being a minister's wife of some sort! She was like, WHAT? I was like, yup! Your going to spend your life working for God!!! Thats JUST THE WAY I SEE YOU!!! Its just WHO AND WHAT YOU ARE!!!
The world doesn't see success...the way we see it!!! As a writer, I do NOT define the success of my writing, by how much money I make from it (Which is NONE...LOL) OR by how many people read it!!! I define the success of my writing by IF GOD USES IT!!! The point of my writing is to glorify HIM!!! God gave me the gift, to help, to encourage, to uplift, to inspire, and more than ANYTHING ELSE, to help point souls towards HIM!!! Thats how I see the success of my writing...BUUUUUUT the world doesn't see sucess the way we see it! They don't see life the way we see it...We know that this WORLD IS NOT OUR HOME...we're just passing through!!!
We have a GREATER PURPOSE!!!
"According to my earnest expectation and my hope, that in nothing I shall be ashamed, but that with all boldness, as always, so now also Christ shall be magnified in my body, whether it be by life, or by death. For to me to live is Christ, and to die is gain." (Philippians 1:20-21)
Our purpose, is to fulfill all the will of God in our lives, to live our lives in a way that glorifys God and to direct souls to the gospel message of salvation. The world doesn't understand THAT we are children of God, we have HIS NAME written on our hearts, we're living, just to live again, this world is NOT our home...
we are HEAVEN BOUND!!!♥Mary Frances :)