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Selling Out to the World

Dr. Marcus Dods, one of my favorite Bible commentators, felt called to be a minister. He buried every other inclination and possibility.

But he couldn’t find a job being a minister. So he taught school and hated it. He suffered through years of neglect and rejection. No congregation would call him. But he held on to his dream.

At last came the recognition and reward he so desired. And out of that agonizing experience he wrote, “Every (person), as they grow into life, find they are pressed to occupy positions or to engage in work which will prevent them from achieving the purpose for which nature has fitted them. They are offered promotion which seems attractive and has its advantages; and they accept it, because it seems reasonable. But what they don’t know is that it has diverted them from their chosen occupation, school, or whatever their heart desire might be. People decide on what is easy, instead of living out the life that was fashioned within them at birth, and their souls remain restless and unfulfilling.”

Don't sell out today. Hold on.

“Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up” (Galatians 6:9).

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