Do you ever wonder what God is doing in your life?
You may not know, and that's okay.
The real question is this: Do you have confidence that God knows where He is leading you?
The Lord will fulfill His purpose for me; your love, O Lord, endures forever.
Psalm 138:8 NIV
We see other's, and they seem to know exactly what they are doing with their lives.
They are going "somewhere".
They are accomplished at something.
They have a purpose.
I'm 61 years old, and don't feel like I've accomplished anything, or made a "mark" for humanity.
I DO hope I've accomplished something for the "kingdom of God".
Your hope should not be based on your understanding of God's purpose for you. Rather, your faith should be firmly grounded in God, who is bringing it about in you.
Because even if that purpose seems very distant, you still trust Him to successfully bring you to the destination.
Being confident of this very thing, that He which hath begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ. Philippians 1:6.
Christ is the model for humility.
When we are doing things in service to the Lord...we are to Let nothing be done through strife or vainglory; but in lowliness of mind let each esteem other better than themselves. Philippians 2:3.
You might already be doing a mighty work for the Lord.
But are humble in spirit, and draw no attention to yourself.
You have no idea the impact you are having on people's lives for the "kingdom"!
For I was an hungered, and ye gave me meat: I was thirsty, and ye gave me drink: I was a stranger, and ye took me in: Naked, and ye clothed me: I was sick and ye visited me: I was in prison, and ye came unto me.
And the King shall answer and say unto them, verily I say unto you, inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these, my brethren, ye have done it unto me. Matthew 26:35-36, 40.
It is His able hand that works out His plans-not ours. Trust Him to do exactly what is needed to bring them to fulfillment. We don't have to accomplish something seen by man to be successful in God's eyes. MANY, O LORD MY GOD, ARE THE WONDERS YOU HAVE DONE. THE THINGS YOU PLANNED FOR US NO ONE CAN RECOUNT TO YOU; ...THEY WOULD BE TOO MANY TO DECLARE. PSALM 40:5NIV.
God had a plan for you before you were even born.
BEFORE I FORMED THEE IN THE BELLY I KNEW THEE; AND BEFORE THOU CAMEST FORTH OUT OF THE WOMB I SANCTIFIED THEE. JEREMIAH.1:5.
God sanctified (set you apart) for His use...before you were even knit together in the womb.
Don't worry where you fit in.
Stop comparing yourself to others.
Focus on your relationship with the One that created you for HIS glory.
Trust that He is a faithful and able leader.
Thank Him that your future is a work in progress, and leave it in HIS hands.
You were created for a purpose.
To love and be loved.