So anyone reading this will probably know who i am. I’m a christian, a senior in high-school, an avid guitarist, and someone who has no clue what he wants to do with his life.
I’m sure most teens reach the same point i’m at, feeling unsure about the future, wondering whether they’ll “be anyone”, and just doing their best to figure life out.
Like some my age i have a job that i work around 12 hours a week and a smaller job at home working with wood and the such. My “real” (i use that word loosely) job is basically doing the same thing for 6 hours while listening to various music, podcasts, sermons, etc. which is really nice considering the work is so boring.
But something i was considering as i worked one day was “how can this be what i’m ‘supposed’ to do?” like how can this be all that Jesus has for me? Can such a monotonous life of school, work, and everything else be all there is? Will i go through life always wondering if there’s something better? Or will i choose to take what iv’e been given NOW and use it for God’s glory?
One verse that encouraged me was 1st Cor. 10:31 which says: “So whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all for the glory of God.” So i guess i can put instead of “All” i can put in whatever i’m working towards, however monotonous. “Put beehive frames together for the glory of God.” Doesn’t have quite the ring to it, but still, it gets the point Paul was making in his letter to the Corinthians across, WHATEVER i’m doing – sipping a glass of water to sharing Christ with someone, it ALL needs to be done for the glory of Jesus.
Gotta redeem the time and “hustle while ya wait” as one of my favorite authors wrote in one of His books.
“making the best use of the time, because the days are evil.” (Eph. 5:16)
Jesus doesn’t want me to waste my life, he wants me to glorify Him in everything, nothings too boring for Him to redeem! Now THAT’S encouraging!