The Utmost Admiration

launch.jpgI had breakfast with a very close personal friend last Friday morning. As I drove away from our meeting, I felt a total mixed bag of emotions from the news that I had just heard. While what he told me effects me, our friendship and our journey together, I was thrilled with one thing. He is chasing God.

Period.

We have shared our desire to be everything that God has called us to be as men, fathers and husbands for a few years now. On Friday, he took it to the next level by literally putting his entire future in Gods hands. My reaction was one of complete excitement. I later had to apologize if it came off that I wasn’t going to miss him, or our times together. The reality is that I am thrilled FOR him because I know his heart. I know that he is chasing Gods will and that is the most important thing any of us can do.

He is not sure where his journey will take him. It might take him out of town, might even damage some relationships. Yet he is putting all of that in Gods hands and trusting his plan for whatever he wants to do with his life. Though there is uncertainty about his future, there is certainty in the author and provider. Amazing.

To my friend, you have my utmost admiration. You have my utmost respect. Most of all you will always have my friendship. May God bless your journey!

4 thoughts on “The Utmost Admiration

  1. I wish I could say I had the faith, trust and courage to just lay it all out there for God like you friend has. What a testimony.

  2. Thanks David. It is quite a testimony. I can’t wait to watch the journey unfold for him. It’s going to be something special.

  3. Wow–you described exactly how I have felt for a very good friend of mine who is also following God’s call…is moving out of state, will be planting a church, and is completely trusting God. When he and his wife told me, my first reaction was a quick laugh, because I know his heart and I know he is only following…then I cried because they are such wonderful friends…but what admiration is right…and inspiration!!! thanks for your great words…

  4. This is so encouraging, especially when we’re so often burdened for a full commitment to Christ in someone we love’s life. When it does happen, Halleluiah!! Thanks for sharing!

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