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  • Writer's pictureRon Corzine


I first heard this scripture as a young businessman some forty-plus years ago. My wife and I, with two small children to be responsible for, began attending a small church thinking we needed to set a good example for our children. At that time neither my wife nor I knew much about the Bible but both of us had attended church and Sunday school when we were young. After sitting and listening to some terrific teachers/pastors for about six months we began to understand it was better to serve than to be served. We wanted to be involved and help. While we both knew we had special talents in the business world, because after all, we are trained from the time we are children on into our young adult lives that we need to find that area in the job world where we could use our talents to succeed. We didn’t realize that scripture carried our giftings and calling to the spiritual world. I became an usher; my wife became a children’s Sunday school teacher. In a short while my wife and I both became leaders in the children’s ministry. It wasn’t long before we realized that we needed to reach out to the parents of the children teaching biblical truths of God’s example of raising a family - being good parents. That graduated to God giving us the desire to see better marriages in the church and our community. We began to see that our giftings and callings were to the family. As we matured, we gradually began to see that this scripture actually carried over from the spiritual world into the physical world. Even in the workplace people were drawn to me for advice about their home life, marriages, and children. Over the years there have been a few career changes, ups and downs, and many moves from city to city, state to state. Of course, all the questions of how will we do? Will we meet new friends? Will we find the right church? How will we fit in? Can God use us here? In 2019, I “retired” fully from the business world and we moved to a different state to be with our daughter, son-in-law, and granddaughter. All the previous questions came up again. But now, the new perspective is: “We’re retired, we’re much older now. How can God use us?” As we got to know people at our new church, they began asking us questions about what we did in our prior churches. Before long we were given the opportunity to again minister to marriages, this time blended families. God has affirmed over and over to us that His giftings and callings are irrevocable. No matter your age or your stage in life.

Ephesians 2:10 “For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.” Many blessings for you are called!

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