For everything, absolutely everything, above and below, visible and invisible, everything got started in him, and finds his purpose in him. Colossians 1:16 (msg)
My soul needed to hear these words, I wrote it a while back, but I still go back into my journal and read it when I need a reminder. For those who have not read it before, may it minister to you as well today.
I remember coming to a place in my Christian walk, where I realized it’s not about me. It’s not about wanting to satisfy my own desires, it’s not about what I want to do, or how I want to do it. It’s not about using my talents or gifts to bring glory to myself, it’s not about what others can do for me.
It’s all about him, my creator, my Jesus, my Savior, my Lord of Lord, and King of Kings , it’s all about what He desires of me. It’s about what He wants me to do, and how He wants me to accomplish it. It’s about using the gifts and talents He has blessed me with to bring glory unto His holy name. It’s about what I can do for others, as a servant of the most high God why, because I am not my own.
Two things came to mind..
♥ When I focus on myself, I am blinded to what I’m really here for.
♥ I was made by God and for God, and without him nothing in life makes sense.
Today I look back at that woman, she has come a very long way, she has discovered her true self, and her true worth, who she really is, whom she belongs to, and why she was specially designed for God‘s purpose. She has taken off her dress of selfish desires, and pride, and has cast them into God’s fire of righteousness, and in return, he has adorned her with the most beautiful dress of humility, along with pearls of wisdom, and has given her a heart to serve and encourage others.
It’s not about using God to fulfill your purpose, or your desires, it’s allowing him to use you to fulfill his purposes, and his desires. I am not here because I chose to be here, It was his will for me to be here for such a time as this. Through all the hardships, even with an incurable chronic illness that lingers in my body, he shows me that my purpose here on earth is not finished.
I continue to find more of his purpose for me, and my life, through a personal relationship I have with him each day, and also through the best personal self help manual ever written the bible. It’s not about pleasing anyone, or worrying what others may think, It’s knowing that when our journey here on earth is over, we will come face to face with the only one whom we should be pleasing. The only one whose opinion about us really matters, and that is our Father in heaven, and one day we will hear him say..
“Well done good and faithful servant” Matthew 25:21. "And God will open wide the gates of heaven for you to enter into the eternal Kingdom of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ." 2 Peter 1:11
Our Prayer...Dear Lord, I am not my own, today I cast all my selfish desires, and pride into your fire of righteousness. Have your way in my life, so I may fulfill all that you have called me to do for such a time as this... Amen
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