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In the Bible we find the parable about the prodigal son (Luke 11:11 -32) that decided to get the share of his inheritance to live his life as he pleased. His father grants him his desires to do as he requests although he isn’t completely happy about his decision.
As you may know this son squanders his inheritance recklessly until he has nothing left and his friends also leave him struggling. He eventually comes to his senses and returns to his father who lovingly welcomes him back with open arms.
The prodigal son was obviously looking for happiness and fulfillment but obviously it was an unsuccessful endeavor. True happiness comes from understanding your purpose in the Kingdom of God. So the key to happiness is to learn how to find your purpose in life by having a relationship with our Lord Jesus Christ.
You could think of Grace Unplugged as a modern day version of the prodigal son; Grace Trey has always loved the Lord due to the good training in the Word of God from her parents who are involved in ministry at their local church. She is a talented musician and grows up playing various instruments in the church for the glory of God.
Her dad Johnny Trey, who has a past himself in the secular music industry, gets a visit from his former manager offering him a deal of a lifetime. He turns him down informing him he’s left that life and wants to focus on ministry. Grace overhears the conversation and thinks about pursuing the offer herself even though it would be against her father’s wishes knowing the dangers associated.
In a bid to get stardom she decides to pursue it more so because of the possibility of meeting people like a female idol of hers. Without informing her parents she leaves home to pursue the dream. To cut a long story short she discovers that it wasn’t all she had expected it to be. A friend she meets along the journey (her eventual husband) helps her to re-discover her first love for Christ and she decides to go back home to re-unite with her parents.
“Do not love the world or the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him.” ~ 1 John 2:15
I think a lot of us can relate to this story where we find ourselves running away from God to gratify our own fleshly desires. The fame, glory, riches and all other things of the world appeal to our human nature and easily pull us away from God. Eventually we discover that it wasn’t the picture we had hoped for and the reason is because God was not involved.
As long as God is not involved in the things we do we never find true fulfillment. What we should do is learn how to find happiness and fulfillment in the Word of God. Especially with choosing a career listen to what God is saying to you even if other people don’t understand you. The world may think you are crazy but rest assured that God will abundantly bless you for your obedience.
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