Camille and I went to a small Bible college in High Point, North Carolina. We made some incredibly close relationships with the staff and professors during our time there. Many of them have even kept in contact after all these years.
I also remember a burning question I had as we were nearing our graduation date. Perhaps you’ve asked the same question at some point in your life during a time of transition.
“What am I supposed to do now?”
I didn’t realize it at the time, but I wanted God to speak to me audibly through another person so I wouldn’t miss what God had planned for my life. I’ve since realized that God does not often answer that question very clearly. I think God likes to see what life we will create instead of telling us exactly what to create.
I like to think of our lives in transition like a blank canvas. God has provided the canvas -- life. God has given us talents, gifts, resources, connections, passions, burdens, etc. All of those things are like different paint colors. Then God steps back and wants us to paint. Life is not a paint by numbers operation, as you probably well know.
Instead, God wants us to paint something beautiful with our lives, with what we have been given.
The world is searching for real beauty rather than cheap imitations. So, I wonder: what will you, I, and the rest of the folks at Unity UMC create?
“We are God’s masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so we can do the good things he planned for us long ago.” - Ephesians 2:10