Here is another quote that I stumbled upon while flipping through my old journals…
“ . . . It is not what I do that matters but what a sovereign God chooses to do through me. God doesn’t want worldly successes. He wants my heart. In submission to Him, life is not just a few years to spend of self-indulgence and career advancement. It is a privilege, a responsibility, a stewardship, to live according to a much higher calling—God’s calling. This alone gives true meaning to life . . . God forbid that someday I look back and realize I was too distracted by things of this world, too busy, too driven, and therefore my work was given to another . . . each one of us has a unique assignment in this world, given to us by a sovereign God, to love and to serve those within our own sphere of influence. We have been blessed to be a blessing; we have received that we might give . . . The world is ripe and ready, I believe, for men and women who will accept this calling, men and women who recognize they are not immune from the predicaments of the day, who are willing to accept the privilege of obedience, and who are ready to see that the providence of God may have brought them to a time such as this.”
~~“Crisis and Faith,” by Elizabeth Dole in “Finding God at Harvard.”
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