Hello, My name is Robert Robinson. I am a man educated in business and law, who has served as President and CEO of a Manufacturing Company, held executive level positions in several firms, assisted in 30+ new business designs and start-ups, served as Executive Director on a college staff designing six (6) national model programs serving the elderly, Found in Who’s Who in American business, and a man who constantly heard people tell him that “God has a plan for your life” and all I had to do was to accept Jesus Christ as my Lord and Savior.
And in so doing Jesus would guide me to become a new person in Christ. I certainly did not know at the time the ramifications of this act nor did I understand at the time that no man comes to the Lord unless God the Father had drawn him to do so. I also did not know what this was to mean to my life after I made the naïve statement that I wanted to go all the way with Him regardless of cost.
It wasn’t long afterward that my life took all kinds of twists and turns that left me totally perplexed, and not so sure I ever had understood anything about Christianity at all. Years have gone by now, I find myself in my 60’s, and I’m still wondering where I may have gone wrong, or if I disobeyed him, committed the so-called unpardonable sin or was just too damn stubborn to learn. What I have come to, is simply, here I am Lord do with me what you will. This means I no longer have input related to this matter of a Christian life, except to say, I am not interested in moving anywhere, without His leadership.
A paradox is a tenant contrary to received opinion; a statement that is seemingly contradictory or opposed to common sense and yet perhaps true? Perhaps this is the basis of my problem, I will not use my common sense. After all, what sense is there in being common? “Therefore I say unto you, take no thought for your life, what ye shall eat, or what ye shall drink; nor yet for your body, what ye shall put on”. And so it is and so am I, a simple man, trusting, believing, and expecting ‘going somewhere’ following the “Path Finder” who has gone before me.