I was sorting through my old papers and bundling up what I am choosing to save of my college career thus far. This is a part of my giant effort to sort out, weed out and throw out what is not needed in my bedroom. See, I’m planning on moving out from this little college apartment that I have called my home for the past two years. Prior to my move-out date, somewhere near the end of July, I’d like to get some of my things sorted out and organized so I know exactly what I do and do not have to contribute to my next phase of life. Granted, I’ll still be in college, but I will, for the first time ever, be living “on my own” [off campus] with a chosen roomate and communting to school. Slowly, throughout next year, my focus will shift toward preparing to leave instead of the prep for my Senior year [the big one] that I have done in the past.
In my shuffling through old school papers and old sermon notes I found this quote that I heard at Apex sometime early last year. This quote is regarding an English missionary who is heading-up a missionary journey to central Africa. Read these words slowly to soak in the faith of this man:
“I want to remind the committee that within six months they will probably hear that some one of us is dead. Yes, is it likely that eight Englishmen should start for Central Africa and still be alive six months after? Some of us at least-and it may be I- will surely fall before that. When the news comes, do not be cast down, but send someone else immediately to take the vacant place.”
– Alexander McKay
This man’s heart is focused on the glory of God’s name so far above even the thought of his own name. He pales in comparison to the work that our Lord has placed before us.
It still stuns me to read this quote and puts my heart right where it should be, focused on my Savior’s glory, not my temporaries.
This is all so temporary, but the work of the Lord lies before us, ready to be completed.
May I be focused on the work He gives me as change comes to my life.
I look forward to upcoming opportunity to serve the One I love.
My God, thank you.
I love You.