Joyful Cog at Desiring God

dg-logo-facebook-fallback-1b7a5ed0b26ad75e6bffa6faeb1be2784b7d189a0b13c4d2c7287b4dda2d71abThis week, my latest article “A Joyful Cog in His Giant Plan” came out at Desiring God. Here’s the intro:

We are our own paparazzi. We’re constantly snapping pictures — posting what we made for lunch and chronicling our lives one selfie at a time.

In a world where everyone else’s life is “the best ever!” it can be hard to keep up. As we scroll through our social media feeds, read blogs, and observe each other’s lives, there is a temptation to envy the eventful, fast-paced lifestyle.

For some of us, no matter how hard we try to make things seem flashy and exciting, we just can’t escape the truth: life is mundane. When the world tells us that joy is found in overseas trips, glitzy jobs, and post-worthy nights on the town, is there any joy left for us?

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Published by Chad C. Ashby

Instructor of Literature, Math, and Theology at Greenville Classical Academy Greenville, SC

2 thoughts on “Joyful Cog at Desiring God

  1. Thanks for this encouraging message because joy in our hearts is as important as our daily bread, especially in the wake of so many “joy-robbing operatives” every where we turn. “Have an amazing day every day” was on a sign that I read in the beauty parlor. Later I thought that the Spirit is the only One who can give us an amazing day every day on this side of eternity. Thanks again and have a joy-filled and amazing day by the Power of the Spirit.

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