We’ve all read the book around here. Living life with purpose is important. Last year we looked at graduate schools with Katy and plans were in place for a very different life. Katy had planned to finish her course work for a degree from Mary Baldwin College by this December and set her course for graduate school in the fall. Now we wake up in the morning and read scripture and Spurgeon and pray for the needs of our family and others. If Katy feels good enough she gets out of bed and gets ready for the day. If she still feels good after that we plan something based on her energy level. We’ve all learned to go in the strength that she has. By the grace of God we are all adjusting to the detour quite well, while keeping our eyes on our purpose.
Katy was not only promised more time on earth; she was also told by the Lord that doors would open for her even if she never went to graduate school. Last week a door of opportunity opened that we are thrilled about. Her adviser at Mary Baldwin College submitted her name as a possible candidate for writing articles for the school paper. Her adviser emailed Friday to tell Katy that she had the position if she wanted it. Katy has already decided on the topic for her first article. She will write about rare diseases and the Genetic Alliance Gala she attended last fall in Washington. We are so happy for her. Writing is something she enjoys and she can do it with very little physical effort. I wonder how many opportunities are missed as we plow through life with our own agenda. In Katy’s case, the plowing came to a screeching halt, and God got her undivided attention. Her situation changed, but her life purpose has not. She has desired to live the life that God has planned for her, and this is it. And isn’t it the desire of Christians around the world to live for Him and then stand before Him one day and hear the words, “well done, my good and faithful servant.”Comments: