Ephesians 4:1-2 As a prisoner for the Lord, then, I urge you to live a life worthy of the calling you have received. Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love.
This week as I was planting my garden, I was reminded of a sermon story that has stuck with me since I was a high schooler with Pastor Dragt in the pulpit. I would like to share it with you today. It goes something like this……. A farmer was in the field contemplating life and what his calling in life was. So, he started to pray. God please give me a sign so that I know what you want me to do. After finishing his prayer, he looked up to the sky. He saw the clouds clearly form the letters P C. He knew instantly that God was telling him to “Preach Christ”. He sold all of his farming equipment and land. He became a pastor, but his ministry never really took off. When the farmer got to heaven, he asked God about his P C sign in the clouds. God responded that the sign he had given in the clouds meant ‘Plant Corn’ not ‘Preach Christ’.
I used to get so wrapped up in finding God’s will for my life that I became paralyzed trying to choose the perfect path. It took me years to realize that God doesn’t care what profession I choose. Doing the will of God has nothing to do with my vocation. It has everything to do with loving Him and sharing his love with others. Praise God, wherever you are planted.