How My Decisions Discipled Me

by | Dec 3, 2019 | Special Series | 0 comments

Man_church_hillside.jpg

Today’s article is another installment in our series of childhood church memories. Today, Brother P. recollects how growing up in church influenced his adult decisions.

If you grew up in The Church of Jesus Christ like I did, then you probably have memories of playing under the pew as a kid — and having to sit next to mom if you got too loud. There are also memories of Sunday school lessons, sermons, baptisms, sacrament, feetwashing, campouts, picnics, MBA activities, and more.

One thing that I am particularly thankful for is not really one event, and I cannot actually remember a person telling me this, but I think it was more of a cultural thing that I absorbed.

Let me explain. I got this idea that when I grew up I would need:

  • To find a job that was close to the Church.
  • To live within driving distance of the Church.
  • To spend my Sundays and Wednesdays attending Church.

Of course if I tell people this, they are quick to say something like, “You should worry more about serving the Lord,” or “You should worry more about finding a virtuous woman who will serve the Lord with you,” or “You should worry more about your relationship with the Lord.”

I have found that by living near the Church, having a job close to the Church, and spending my Sundays and Wednesdays in Church, I do find myself serving the Lord. And I found a wife who serves the Lord with me. And my relationship with the Lord continues to grow, year by year. Go figure!

If you are a young person who is deciding things like where to go to school, what to go to school for, or what kind of job to get, or how you are going to spend your time now that you are becoming responsible for your own clock, then please allow me to suggest that you re-read the above bullet points.

How did growing up in church influence the most important decisions of your adult life?

Bio Emil

This article has undergone ministry review and approval.

Author

  • Brother P.

    Brother P. lives in the mountains with his wife and two boys who he's tremendously thankful for.

0 Comments

Submit a Comment

Your email address will not be published.

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Further Reading

It’s a Very Common Condition

I have the opportunity to work with kids with special needs. One particular kid, let's just call him Mike, has a condition that is unpronounceable, unspellable, and unthinkable. His mom tells me it is a “white matter disease.”  Now this itsy bitsy kid is the...

Read More

The Apps That So Easily Beset Us

My job as a physical therapist brings me into people’s homes to work with their special needs kids.  One particular kid I work with is unable to stand or walk because of the severity of his cerebral palsy. However he has a good chance of being able to walk if...

Read More

Never Miss a New Article

Subscribe to Our Email List
Sign up and get every new blog post sent straight to your inbox so you always have the day’s devotional at your fingertips.

We never share your email address with anyone for any reason, and we use it only to send you Gospel Blog emails. Just articles, not ads!

Your Story for God’s Glory

Share Your Testimony on Miracle Monday

We devote Miracle Monday to sharing miracle stories. From finding a lost wedding ring to healing cancer on the spot, Jesus Christ has done it all, big and small.

And we want to hear about what He’s done for you.

The Gospel Blog Is Open for Submissions

We encourage devotional-style or scripture-based articles in the ballpark of 500 words. We are open to any topic that glorifies God and unites the Church.