Therefore he had to be made like his brothers in every respect, so that he might become a merciful and faithful high priest in the service of God, to make propitiation for the sins of the people. Hebrews 2:17 -ESV
I’m always amazed when I teach a lesson to my high school small group about a topic and shortly afterwards, God will put me in a position to live out what I just taught. A few weeks ago I talked to my guys about decision-making and asked them if they are bringing God into the process, not just for big decisions but for the day-to-day ones also. and now this week I find myself in a position where I need to make a pretty big decision about my future and my career and where do I go from here with this whole student ministry thing God has given me.
This verse above from Hebrews is one that reminds me that Jesus is not just my savior, he is my high priest. He has my best interests at heart and he is there to help with all my decisions. As I’m making up my decision on where I go from here I’ve done the following things, and they are all part of the lesson I taught my high school guys:
- Prayer. I feel like I’ve been in a constant state of prayer for the past couple of days. Now I have to admit at first my prayer was selfish I was asking God to make this change happen for ME because I think it’s something I’m going to love doing. Then yesterday morning during my quiet time I heard myself say ME and the light bulb went on; this needs to be something that will be good for others, for students, for my ministry and lastly for me.
- I’m a list guy. I started a list with all of the pros and cons to this decisions. I have a ton of things on the pro side but I also have some substantial things on the con side that I need to figure out. Sometimes listing them out is the only way for me to make sure I consider all angles.
- I need to remember that if this comes about, I need to make this be the best possible thing I can do to help contribute to the overall student ministry I’m involved in. But if it does not come to be, then I need to remember that God has a bigger better plan that I just can’t see yet.