Never Satisfied (A re-post...kind of)

The following is a parable of sorts.  It may or may not be based on actual events in the life of someone I may or may not know.  I had posted it before, but hadn't published it...

Never Satisfied...

Let's say I went to Bible school to be trained for ministry. Let's say after my studies a church asked me to be their pastor. After all, I had been preaching their during my time at school. Let's say, I declined because I didn't feel it was "God's will" because...

Let's say I wanted to be an evangelist - in the big city of course - because I feel that's "God's will" for me. Let's say after a short time I change my mind because now I feel it's not "God's will" because...

Let's say there is a great mission organization that helps small rural churches find missionary pastors. Let's say I decide to apply because that's "God's will" for me. Let's say I raise support from a bunch of people, go for training, and move to my new church home. Let's say just after a year, I realize this isn't "God's will" for me because...

Let's say the same school that trained me to be a pastor has offered me a job. So...I leave another church, and a mission because I feel this is "God's will" for me. Well...it is until I find out what I want to do which of course will be "God's will"...at least until something better comes along...

Let's say...pathetic

Love in the Truth.

4 comments:

Gregg said...

Not sure where you are going here. I can parse a verb and decline a noun but sometimes not quick on the upswing. Your last line, "pathetic," I think describes this line of thinking.

What a shame God's people have made such a mess out of determining His will. I think the main reason is that they really don't want His will, they want their own.

I will admit I resigned a "perfect" church and setting because I didn't recognize that between my flesh and the enemy I had become disatisfied with the great gift God had given me.

Have this guy call me, will ya?

Trevor Peck said...

Let us pray the Lord in His grace will guard our hearts from the things of the world brother.

Lisa said...

Ouch!

After reading this AND Gregg's comment, I am more determined than ever to make sure that my life is in line with the will of God. My heart's greatest desire!!

Trevor Peck said...

The best resource that I would recommend on the subject is a book called "just do something" by Kevin DeYoung. It is EXCELLENT on the subject.