It’s not as glamorous as it sounds!
Reference: Abraham was ninety-nine years old when he was circumcised, (Genesis 17:24 NIV)
Explore: I have to travel for work – both overseas and interstate. Out of all the work I do, people are most interested in my travel.
My standard response to people who discover that I travel for work is, “It’s not as glamorous as it sounds!” And yet I know they wouldn’t understand this unless they travelled for work too.
When people think of travel they think of jet-setting, holidays, and adventure. They don’t realise that when you travel for work there’s early morning flights, jet-lag, language differences and still needing to keep up with work back at the office.
Don’t get me wrong, I feel honoured and privileged to have my job, but there are certainly challenges.
Application: When God calls us to follow Him, people think the future will be different to what it really is. They assume that when you’re on God’s team nothing will go wrong and life will breeze along. I’ve found it to be quite a different story.
As did Abraham. He was dedicated to following God, but his faithful life brought challenges and pain. This didn’t deter him from being true to God, it actually proved his faithfulness.
When challenges come our way it gives us the opportunity to show where our dedication lies. Are you striving for a life that is easy and carefree? Or do you want a life that makes a difference and brings hope to our world?
Prayer: Lord, Your path is not always easy, but we know that to follow You makes the biggest difference in our lives as well as a difference in others. Amen.
What kind of life are you striving for?
This article was written by Linda Bailey
Linda started theological studies in 1999 in Australia. After working for ten years in various church ministries, she now works as the breakfast producer at 89.9 LightFM - the Christian radio station in Melbourne, Australia. She writes blogs every day about passages she is currently reading in the Bible. Follow her on Google Plus +Linda Bailey or Facebook by clicking the like button on the right of this page.