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Today is about sharing experience. So let me share mine with you.


You mind if I start this story like an episode of Criminal Minds? (Imagine the voice of Spencer Reid)

"Romans 11:29 says 'For God's gifts and his call are irrevocable', man has long tried to escape God and what God

purposes for man to do--take Jonah for example--but in the end who can truly refuse the purposes of God?"

I already shared with you how I was a coach, mostly a tumbling coach, but I have coached full gymnastics in the past, too. Those of you who do any kind of teaching know that it can get taxing, and sometimes you may want to quit. I know there was a period of my life that I certainly wanted to, or at the very least needed a break/change of pace for a while. I tried to stop coaching and pursue a dream of "running away and joining the circus" quite literally. But! In less than a year, I found myself coaching again, refreshed for the time being. However, it wouldn't be long before I tried again to escape the frustrations of training youth to ran after a more vain and selfish endeavor, wanting to feel like the Cat in the Hat - 'look at me, look at me, look at me now!'. (This is in no way meant to alienate anyone who may be a performer; there's nothing wrong with it. I repeat; there's nothing wrong with it. I'm still a performer myself, but my reasons for it have shifted.) Suffice it to say, without fail, no matter how I tried to change my calling, I always returned to coaching in the end. I've been coaching for 18 years now, and why should I try to escape it? It's the perfect position of influence, where I can exercise guidance and mentorship, where I can be available to have the most impact.

Please share one call on your life that you didn't follow and the consequence, and or one call on your life that you did follow and it's reward. (Comment below. No profanity please.)

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