Achieving more for our self in life is the dream every teenager launches with into adulthood. We go after international fame, corporate advancement, the perfect car and home, a higher education, the love of our life, our particular hobbies, and improving world change.
One by one we may achieve these goals, but they never satisfy us when we attain them, and some of them prove to be impossible to accomplish or to sustain. We may replace these failed dreams with new ones, only to wake up one day equally disappointed with them as well.
We end up feeling disillusioned, angry, and sometimes even hopeless. We turn to addictions for self-medication, and we grasp at new experiences in order to fill the aching loneliness within. We ignore God’s attempts to draw us to Himself.
What we do not realize, or what we will not humble our self enough to admit, is that a personal relationship with Jesus Christ is our only true salvation. We reject His plan for our life, and we alter our dreams to include new worldly pursuits.
We reject the echoes of the voice of our dear sweet grandmother, our dedicated parent, our loving church leader, and even the comforting voice of God’s Holy Spirit who is attempting to draw us into a life of faith in God’s faithfulness. Yet, God continues to woo us to Himself each day of our life.
If we ever do submit to the Lordship of Jesus Christ, He has perfect plans to use us for His glory, for furthering His Kingdom on the earth, and for changing our world eternally. We will stop reaping negative aspects that we used to sow, and we will start amassing the continual blessings of our bountiful and generous Father God.
Father God, humble us by Your mighty hand, so that we will turn from controlling our life, and submit to Your Lordship instead. Our eyes have never seen, our ears have never heard, nor has our soul ever experienced the wonderful blessings that are in store for Your obedient children (1 Corinthians 2:9). We rejoice in Your provision and protection for us each and every day.
Thank You for also providing for generations of our offspring in years to come, just because of our submission to Your loving guidance and wisdom (Psalm 105:8; Deuteronomy 7:9; Exodus 20:6). We disregard our human penchant to try to figure out and make human sense of things, because You defy human understanding, which is finite, and You are infinite, holy and eternal. We are so glad that You are.
Thought for the Day:
The cost of our pride and self-sufficiency is our eternal destination, because we condemn our self through our stubborn rejection of God’s Truths; when we vehemently refuse to believe that trusting in the salvation provided for us by Jesus’ crucifixion is our only hope of eternal life, we forfeit our right to become a child of God.
- John 3:16-18; John 1:12