Paul proclaimed that allowing God to work through Him, and walking by the Spirit’s direction, is the only way to live (Acts 20:24). In my many years of living, I came to this same conclusion.
The results of changing our focus and attitude from a self-centered one to a Christ-centered one is absolutely freeing. We worry, stress-out, get sick and walk around in a bad mood less than if we focus on our self (Galatians 6:9).
Not that we should neglect our self, because this brings on a whole new set of issues. However, when we concentrate only on our own feelings, goals and dreams, rather than focusing on the Lord’s will for us, we drown in negative emotions.
When we live for our self, our mediocre relationship with God flattens, becomes monotonous and lacks passion and inspiration. Yet, as we walk in His perfect will, we cannot wait to see what the next day brings. We sing a new song to Him from our heart all day long.
God has a perfect plan for each unique life, and living in His will is the happiest place on earth (Ephesians 2:10). God’s Spirit teaches us to trust Him implicitly; and as we do, our faith grows, our spirit matures, and our love for Him renews.
We live in awe of His bountiful provision, which causes us to spend most of our time delighting in His steadfast love for us, and for His marvelous works in our life.
We grow discontent with anything that arises in our life that is not His perfect will for us. We come to the place that we refuse to settle for less than His best for us.
Father God, as we follow Your will for our life, we walk in obedience to Your w ill as it effortlessly develops during our day. We consult You before we do anything, and we follow Your peace in every decision and activity in which we get involved (Proverbs 3:5-6).
We constantly find our self in the right place, at the right time, doing the right work in order to advance Your Kingdom in the earth. Whether we are a stay-at-home parent, a CEO of a major company, a retailer, teacher, clergy, skilled labor, garbage collector, etc., we do it all for Your praise and glory (1 Corinthians 10:31-33).
Thought for the Day:
God has an individualized design for each of His Saints; and when we choose to walk in His ways, and to accomplish His will for each moment of our day, we find true peace and deep, indescribable joy that put wings on our feet, a smile on our lips and a song in our heart.