Today I had a very interesting conversation with a fellow co-worker on missions, the danger of a mission field and the reality of we are safest in God’s will. And somehow I began to think, “Maybe life isn’t what I perceive it to be?”
Maybe life isn’t about living the dream—my dream or the American. Maybe it isn’t about having fine clothes, comfortable houses and nice dishes. Maybe life isn’t about movies, entertainment and games. Maybe it isn’t being the most popular, well respected, honored and most sought after. Maybe life isn’t about living comfortably with fancy cars, a revered education and a nice, plump nest egg. Maybe it has nothing to do with money at all. Maybe life has nothing to do with safety. Maybe life is not anything that has to do with self but rather with God. Maybe life is about obedience—for better or worse, for richer or for poorer, in health or sickness for as long as I live. Maybe life is about becoming the perfect Bride of Christ—holy and without blemish (Ephesians 5:27), chaste (1 Corinthians 11:2), without blame (Ephesians 1:4).