Life in the Sweet Spot

If I get a position as a preacher, I might explode.  I don’t know if I could take it.  Whenever I have a sermon on the horizon, I can’t even sleep at night.  All I can do is think about the passage I’m preaching on and how I can best serve it up.  When I get out my Bible and a pad of paper and start taking notes, I get so excited as all these ideas start pouring into me faster than I can write them.  And while I still get anxious before actually preaching, it’s the most fulfilling act of service I can imagine.

For a long time I resisted God’s call on my life to preach, because I was scared.  Braveheart has never been a moniker attached to me (maybe ’cause I never wore a skirt–yeah, kilt, whatever).  But it’s amazing how God can give someone a passion for doing something they never would have chosen.  Now my most exciting work days are the ones when I get to study, write, and preach.

If I was given the opportunity to do this every week, I think the adrenaline would just make me burst like a water balloon.   Messy.  I know it would be the hardest work I’ve ever done, but I couldn’t dream of anything better.

People rarely leave comments on this blog (hey, what’s up with that, by the way?), but I would love to read your answers to this question: What is the one thing you love to do more than anything else?  Just click on “Comments” below this post to leave your answer.

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Published in: on March 19, 2007 at 8:26 am  Comments (4)  

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  1. Well, at first I thought the question was “What is one thing you would like to DO more than anything else”. So I am going to answer that… I think I would like to photograph children for Compassion International. The only problem is that I get sick on airplanes so if someone could please invent teleporting then I’d appreciate it.

  2. You must not be the only one, because Carolyn only gets an updated picture of her kid about once every five years! That would be a cool job, though, and I’m sure you’d be great at it.

  3. I love to read,I love to sit by the water with a mild breeze coming off the water,I love movies,but you know even with all these things I love to do I would never be able to experience and enjoy them without the love of my Lord Jesus Christ who has allowed me to do these things since He has helped me with an illness called addiction.

  4. Good point, John!


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