All in Family
When strength is coupled with tenderness, security follows—remove one of these key ingredients and security will fade like the morning mist.
The stories I read dripped with the gospel. I imagined myself in years to come, filled with sagely advice and keenly attuned sensitivities to the gospel due to this great work we were undertaking. I wanted a story that bled the gospel just like all the ones I was reading.
Some people say, ‘act like a man’. I like to say, ‘become a man’. The world has enough actors. But the world doesn’t have enough men—real men.
Removing the junk aids in rediscovering the treasure. Items that have sat unnoticed and unappreciated suddenly light up the room, elicit smiles on faces, and invite laughter. And from the deep, dark recesses of our minds, ancient wisdom is recalled, “Better is a little with the fear of the Lord than great treasure and trouble with it.” (Proverbs 15:16, ESV).
I don't know what God is calling you to do in His service. But 'what' He wants you to be isn't the real issue here. God is far more concerned with 'who' you'll be. God has chosen you to be his Son, and you are set apart for Him, and He deeply loves you.