What desire of your heart have you dismissed with a “not in this life”? Have you stopped to ask whether the Lord might have given you that desire? Ah, the plans He has for you! There is life to be lived, Good Fig. You are the cream of the crop.
If your heart is with Him, you can rest in the knowledge that He already has everything figured out and if He wants something done (or not done), He will make it known. You don’t have to wonder if He will. The question is, will you?
With Jesus on first, we now have a whole new ballgame: What? and I Don’t Know are on the bench, replaced by Grace and Rest. And apparently, Jesus knows Will. We found him! And here’s the best part… Jesus is offering His knowledge and easy-yoke line-up to you.
When do you feel most alive? Admiring nature? Fixing things? Talking with others? Nurturing children? Playing music? Teaching? Cooking? Reading? Gardening? Being part of a team? God has wired you with dreams and desires that specifically to fit into His plan.
I couldn’t serve two masters. To have pure intentions, I had to decide to write for the love of writing—for God—without any notion of making money. And wouldn’t ya know, God had a plan that would allow me do just that.
Are you waiting on God? For revelation? Answer to prayer? To help you fulfill a dream? Is there something God put in your heart—maybe even as far back as childhood—that you’ve abandoned? Don’t give up yet! It ain’t over, ‘till He says it is.
Looking around at the glorious world God has created, I have a hard time believing that His plan for His children—the crown of His creation—is to simply get by, pay bills, maybe take a vacation and do a few good deeds along the way. Today is not just another day. This is THE day the Lord has made. The time is NOW. The question is, are you ready to trade up?
I realized that the hopeless lie of this world—you made your bed, now lie in it—had been overturned by a new, hopeful directive: “Get out of bed and walk. Follow Me.”
He can use you in your day-to-day comings and goings, just where you are, just as you are… today!