In my late teens and early twenties, fresh faced and uni-bound, questions and concerns about God’s will for my life often dominated my thoughts. I searched for my “purpose” and “calling” in every corner I could find.
Our minds are often so vulnerable to self-criticisms and ruthless inner dialogues—“I can’t do anything right”, “I am not good enough”—that we find it easier to speak kindly to others than to ourselves.
But given what Christ has done for us at the cross, the way we put ourselves down is not something that God desires for us.
“Today it became clear to me that my personal Christian faith is not tolerated or permitted in the public square”. Those were the words of Andrew Thorburn upon stepping down as CEO of the Essendon Football Club, after a mere 24 hours in the role.
Many of us feel like what we read in the Bible should impact our everyday living, but oftentimes, it doesn’t. We get caught up in the rhythm of life, get distracted, or struggle to understand how the Bible actually speaks directly to our everyday reality. If you want to see how the words and wisdom of the Bible are helpful for everyday living, check out these articles!
YMI (which stands for Why Am I?), is a platform for Christian young people all over the world to ask questions about life and discover their true purpose. We are a community with different talents but the same desire to make sense of God’s life-changing word in our everyday lives.