God: The Great Guidance Counselor

Sunday, August 18, 2013 Posted by Joline

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Think back to school when you would want to change a class or your major. In order to do so you would have to check in with your guidance counselor or the registrar, and then fiddle around with your current schedule to make the changes necessary to add/remove a class from your regularly scheduled programming.

It was tedious. And stressful. And, often, a headache.

I'm 44. I look back at all the twists and turns of my life and see a gal who God has created and used as a Teacher, Director, and Coach. To use those gifts, however, He has moved my schedule around.

Often. And in scary/surprising ways.

He has used those gifts and abilities in some pretty non-traditional environments, locations, and professions. Always sticking to the root of WHO He created me to be - but not always using me where I would have dreamed.

Perhaps changing one's coursework or major has less to do with the question of "What do you want to do in life?" and more to do with "Who has He created you to be in this life?"

The second question opens up WAY more possibilities for Him to use us, don't you think?

Not sure WHO you are?

I highly suggest Storyline, by Donald Miller, as a means to start your journey. And by start, that doesn't mean one must be young to switch majors from "same ole, same ole" to incredible movement . . . one can start at 30, 40, heck, come on 65'ers -allow God to use WHO you are, not just WHAT you do . . .

It's not an easy process. But, why should it be.

Changing majors has never been so rewarding when one is sitting at the feet of the Great Guidance Counselor.

Make an appointment.

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