The life that we live often pales in comparison to the life we aspire to. We dream of never-ending wealth, unconditional love, and obedient children. But in reality it is a blessing for the car to still be in the driveway, rare for someone you find attractive to even look your direction, and the kids are jumping on the couch. Today I dealt with a quick interior decor disaster; and I’m not talking about the furniture in my studio apartment. I mean inside of me.
I was wondering what I needed to do to get to the next stage when I felt God say, “Think about where you want to be.” I thought about the vision I have for my family life, relationships, career, and extracurricular activities and they all circled back to one thing; God.
I have learned recently more than ever, that we can find purpose in every single aspect of our lives. Whether we work at Mc’Donald’s or a Fortune 500 company, there is a reason that we are in the position we are in. It may be to save a life or many, to develop our character and ability to serve or to learn our talents and gifts so that we can go on to begin our career. We cannot think that we are too big for the stage that we are in. It is all apart of a well-oiled process that God planned for you at birth.
Think about it. Is a car built and put right on the road? No, as I’ve said in previous posts, a car goes through a series of tests to ensure that it is capable of maneuvering without endangering the driver or anyone else. In the same way we must go through tests, re-development, more tests, reshaping, and growing before we are capable of managing our life purpose. God has big plans for you but you must have big strength in order to handle it all.
Envision the life that you want: the nice car, the beautiful family, the vacations with friends and now think about where God fits into all of these dreams. Will the beautiful family be built upon a foundation of serving Christ? Will your friendships be with individuals who uplift and hold you accountable in your walk of faith? Will the resources you acquire be used to benefit the Kingdom of God and help those in need of salvation? These are matters that God wants to reason within us before He gives us what we ask for.
Once you learn the value in envisioning God in every part of your life, you may notice that your wants and needs change. They are simply becoming more like God’s desires for you. Your heart is now like His.
He testified concerning him: ‘I have found David son of Jesse a man after my own heart; he will do everything I want him to do.‘” Acts 13:22