Our lives are not so much about choosing as they are about being called. But this kind of thinking runs contrary to cultural norms. We are so accustomed to charting our own course and making our own way that yielding our lives to God brings genuine struggle. Yet the consequences of not engaging the struggle can also be devastating. Ask the young woman who married the “right man.” Or the man who pursued the “perfect career.” In many cases you will find that although they made all the right choices (the lucrative career, the dashing or beautiful spouse, etc.), their lives are still empty because they have no purpose and no guide greater than themselves.