light-unshakable asked a question:
Hey Mr. Park, I have to say I’m always inspired by your thoughts/ideas/writings. I’m wondering if you have any advice or encouragement on following your calling. I have a few things I’m interested in, but not sure what will end up blooming from it all. Thanks! -Steven
sjpark11 asked a question:
Hey Pastor Joon! I read some of your replies to people’s questions and really liked all of your responses. I was wondering if you could give me some advice! I’ve been thinking about my future and what God has planned for me. I have a heart for ministry, worship-leading, and sports therapy. So, I don’t know if I should go into Ministry, either part-time or full-time, or pursue the career that I desire. How do I decide which path to choose knowing that it is in God’s will? Thank you so much!
Hey there Steve and John, thank you for trusting me with these huge questions about your future. While I can’t hope to give you a total solid answer, I can do my best to point the way and to jumpstart your own process. As always, please feel free to skip around. I’ll be throwing you guys a prayer.
1) God’s Will is not just about what you do, but about who you’re becoming.
This probably sounds like a cute cliche on a cat poster, but really: Decide who you want to be before you decide what you want to do.
When you’re about to decide on your college or career or spouse or city or home, always ask, Is this leaning into who I want to become? Or even bigger, Who does God want me to be in where I’m going?
And at the same time, don’t hesitate to keep serving, keep giving, keep trying new things. We don’t need to wait for a fully fleshed out answer of your identity, and I don’t want to paralyze you with such a daunting question all at once. You don’t have to figure out your life in a day. If you’re really very lost, then try everything. Out of your heart emerges what you do, and what you do with your hands will work its way into your heart too.