When my parents had me baptized an infant, they were acknowledging that God would be faithful in working in my life. They did not know what shape or form my life would take, but they knew it would be in His hands and under His guidance. When I made my profession of faith I thought I was laying a claim on God – and I was – but more significantly God at that moment laid a greater claim on me. He saw my profession as an invitation to work His will in my life. So He has been pushing, shoving, prodding, leading, and loving me ever since. That’s the way God works – He never violates our freedom but He works out His purpose in and through us.