Dear families in Christ,
I grew up to believe having more choices is a form of self-empowerment. A higher education and wider social connection can give you broader perspectives in life and unimaginable possibilities and hopes that are otherwise seemingly impossible. As a Christian, I realize that once we make the choice to become a disciple, our spectrum of choices in life narrows down significantly... down to just one, doing God's will. The possibilities and hopes that we entertained as a secular person is gone, including the ones we had when we were younger in our faith as they slowly got replaced by our sincere effort to seek His will. It is only logical for such a person to feel trapped without having any choices in life, but our overflowing joy never stopped welling up. Because our joy is in Jesus, rather than in our own lives, our possibililties and hopes are limitless and lies with the people who belong to His Kingdom.