Wanting to Extinguish What Must Be Explored, Pt. 2
I remember the moment when my calling to minister within a congregational context solidified its hold on me.
As I recall, it was a moment filled with complexity and confusion. It was a moment that required soul-searching prayer and heart-piercing surrender.
The prayer and surrender piece took all night.
It was a chilly wintry evening, really down-right cold.
I was a student at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, entering my final three semesters, preparing to pursue a Ph.D. with plans to enter the academic world and build my career as a teacher/writer.
I was also a volunteer youth leader for an organization called Young Life.
One evening, after a bitterly cold (but beautiful) outing with our Young Life Club, I entered my dorm room, peeled off layer after layer of clothing, and then collapsed to the floor.
The collapse lead to an entire night of prayer and seeking.
A night in which Christ would resolve the tension I’d been unwilling to name!