Are you following God’s plan for you? As I ponder this question for myself I am forced to step back and take a real look at the direction I am headed and my dragging feet. I, in my sinful nature, think; “Who knows what’s best for me…but me?” Well…God does, that’s who. How rotten am I to think I know what I need better than my maker does? Well, that is our sinful nature of pride and arrogance rearing its ugly head like it always does when I am left to my own devices.
The bible says in Proverbs 16:18 that “Pride goes before destruction, a haughty spirit before a fall.” I should really take note to this scripture in particular and heed it’s warning before I start jumping to all my own conclusions on what I need to be doing in my life. See… this life isn’t mine after all. God, talking about mankind in the book of Isaiah, says about us “whom I created for my glory.” That seems pretty clear but let’s take it a step further. In 1 Corinthians 10:31 the verse reads, “So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God.” There is no question about it. I am here to glorify God and every single thought, decision and corresponding action should reflect that truth. I do good to understand that when my sinful flesh is crying out to do what I want, whatever makes me happy that those feelings are not from God. God doesn’t want me to fulfill my flesh. There is truly a spiritual warfare going on around us. A battle for our souls.
I cannot serve two masters. The bible tells me this is true. So if I’m fulfilling my fleshly desires then I am not honoring God. I cannot do both at the same time. I must make a choice. I choose to honor God by accepting the blood of the Lamb into my heart to cover me of my sins and the very least I can do is honor the Father by relinquishing my perceived needs and rights to live for Him. I need to trust in His Divine perfection of knowledge and understanding that He indeed knows what’s best for me. I worry so much about the most trivial things that when I slow down and sit back and meditate on what God is doing in my life that I am ashamed. How can I not trust in my Father who has saved me from so many deaths? It’s because I am a sinner and so very far from perfect and by the grace of God I am forgiven of this sin too. Thank you God for designing my life to your purpose and for driving me through it. I often have no idea what I am doing and if I only would trust in you my life would be so much easier. Thank God for knowing what I need because if it were left up to me I’d surely be dead by now. My motto lately has been this, which I will leave you with; “God’s got this.” Amen!