One of my professional websites, The Doctors Doctor (www.thedoctorsdoctor.com), provides medical information to non-medical lay people. For about 10 years, this site was very popular, capturing the attention of such publications as The Wall Street Journal and search engines like Google. I was invigorated by the success and spent every free moment reading medical journals and adding the information to my website. I was the Doctor’s Doctor! Needless to say, during this period in my life, I spent minimal to no time reading the Bible. I justified this behavior by reassuring myself that God had called me to be a physician and this was how I could best serve Him. My spiritual walk was a crawl and my relationship with God atrophied. Not only was reading the Bible pushed aside, but fellowship with a church and other Christians was a rare event. I certainly reaped what I sowed.
My journals became my Bible. My work became my church.
Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men,
Colossians 3:23 (ESV)
No matter how noble the task, nothing is more important than spending time with God. I convinced myself that I was doing everything for the greater good of mankind, but instead I was doing it for myself.
The website did help many people but who was helping me? It was only through the grace and mercy of God that He turned my heart and brought me to my knees in repentance for my sins. He showed me how selfish I was in spite of what I portrayed to the rest of the world.
I turned to the Great Physician, Jesus Christ. He is truly the Doctor’s Doctor!
Thank you Jesus!
Love and trust the Lord; seek His will in your life.