I No Longer Liked Who I Was

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Seth Miller is a Nasdaq trader in New York City with a compelling and courageous personal story. I invited him to speak one Sunday as part of my sermon, and this is an excerpt:

"Several years ago, I had a crisis of faith. My job was all consuming. I lived for work. I left home at 4 a.m. and did not return before 11 or 12 at night. I worked and played hard—entertaining clients nightly was the norm. One morning, I actually listened to my wife when she asked me who was I trying to become? I didn't have the answer. At the price of advancement at work, I had lost myself and estranged myself from God, my family, and friends. In short, I was constantly angry, manipulative, over-competitive, and bitter. I no longer liked who I was.

"I asked God for help, and over time I discovered my prayers being answered. Somehow, my obsession with work as life's highest priority began to diminish. I have a growing knowledge of who I am as a child of God and stepping out on an adventure to follow his vision for my life rather than my own. I love trading, but it no longer consumes me. I find my priorities shifting from ‘all about me' to Jesus and my family."

Question for discussion:

• What consumes you?