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Summer 1992. I’d just graduated from McMurry University and couldn’t find a job in west Texas. I’d applied for and received offers for graduate school in three different fields – music at North Texas, seminary at Candler School of Theology, communication at UPenn. Three completely different worlds. I had no idea what to do. I prayed for weeks – weeks! – for a sign to tell me which path to take, but heard nothing. So I just figured, okay I guess I’ll pick one and do this thing because I don’t know what else to do, and I don’t have a clear sign from God anyway, so here we go. I decided on graduate school in Philadelphia, because it was, well, an Ivy school, and isn’t that the best career choice? I figured, I’m a pretty good person, and trying to make right decisions, so God will bless this, right? A little part of me wondered, why didn’t I hear a clear sign from God about this choice? So I shook my head and carried on, all the while talking the right talk about calling and God and blah blah. People told me that the Holy Spirit leads our paths and specific decisions, if we allow, but I didn’t see it. I just tried to make the best decision I knew to make at the time I made it. That’s all any of us can really do, anyway, right? Life moves fast. We have passions and we have obligations and … Read More
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