The Master does not require us to be successful as the world defines success. He does not require us to be popular either - just faithful. If we are first and foremost God pleasers, rather than people-pleasers, we will be able to cast ourselves on God's merciful judgment.
Pam MacRae, Moody Bible Institute professor and JBU advisory board member, never planned on being a professor. In fact, she refused the offer several times before relenting. However, teaching one adjunct class eventually led to teaching full time and led to the development of a Ministry to Women program at Moody Bible Institute. "Just say yes to everything God has for you and you never know what will happen."
With every new year, Lisa hopes, “Maybe this is the year my husband will become a Christian.” Meanwhile, she sits with her kids in church trying not to feel resentful as she watches other families—husband, wife and 2.3 children—filling the pews around her.