i realized that i really have nothing in common with my family. setting aside the whole Christianity factor (which is really a BIG factor), we really do not have anything in common. ok, so maybe there are a few exceptions… well actually only one that i can think of right now.
for the most part, my family is completely clueless about my life, the choices that i make and my motivation for making them. the irony behind all of it is that i am the most educated one in the family (and i am not saying that to boast). and i am not done with my education!
i have never been one to make decisions based on the family way. i have never chosen to go into the “family business.” but i have always wanted to be a bit rebellious and refused to live within the predetermined world that i was supposed to live in! it’s funny to think that theologians have been arguing that idea of predestination for years and it’s biblical justification, yet families have been doing it since the first family.
the problem with doing it on my own, is the level of non-understanding, singleness and aloneness that goes along with doing things that my family doesn’t get. having made numerous decisions that many have taken as rejection, i can now only turn to the reason that i have made the decisions that i have made and live with the human consequences that flow along with them.
“And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose. For those God foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the likeness of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brothers. And those he predestined, he also called; those he called, he also justified; those he justified, he also glorified.”
(Rom. 8:28-30, NIV)