While I am excited to have a great friend of mine, Sam Jacobs, do a guest post today, it does feel like I am “guest post cheating” on Jeff. But when Sam sent this post to me in an unsolicited email this morning, I felt like it was something I needed to share. I love men that are comfortable sharing their stories.
Finding where we belong, our purpose, what God wants for us, is difficult sometimes. Pain and injustice stand in our way and knock us off the right path. But comfort and joy can be found when we understand that God made us how we are for a reason and those traits fit with the path He wants us on. Repeat after me: He didn’t make a mistake on any of us. Please enjoy Sam’s story…
Before I get started, I have to say the Jenny Meyerson is the best! There I said it, and we all know it’s true! It is her ability to reflect on life and truly get to the heart of the issue that has inspired me to take a moment and share my challenges, anxieties, fears, desires, and heart for God as I take on the next stage in my life. So here we go.
My Life Test is on Monday. And the Question that keeps running through my head is, “Am I ready?”
I was born into a family of amazing people. We were often referred to as the Cleavers. I had two wonderful parents and two over achieving siblings who demonstrated how to eat excellence morning, noon and night. And up through high school, I did my best to follow suit. I was student body president, captain of the football team, and graduated number 4 in my class. Looking back now, I feel that God was grooming me for leadership.