Confession-sometimes I get so caught up in my own mind, my own needs, my own goals that I don’t realize I’m making everything about me. I am inherently selfish. I really think we all are. We start off with the best of intentions, thinking we’re serving God and fulfilling our purpose. And at first, maybe we are.
But then-how quickly I start to serve myself. How quickly I turn to other people for affirmation. How quickly I stuff my mind with distractions instead of God’s truths. And then I’m serving myself instead. I get caught up in my own glory. And, eventually, I come up empty, realizing that I will never be satisfied serving myself.
My life’s purpose is to serve a loving, powerful, incredible God. My life’s purpose is to fulfill whatever plan He has for me. My life’s purpose is to use my gifts and talents to bring Him glory. That’s it. Nothing more.
So what can we do today to fulfill our purpose? Spend time with Him. I need this reminder every single day. I make excuses or try to avoid it. Yet when I spend quality time with my Creator, I’m left filled. Humans are so full of contradiction.
Let’s spend some time with God today. Let’s rest in Him. Let’s acknowledge that bringing ourselves affirmation and glory is only a temporary, and ultimately unsatisfying, fix. God is so much more able than we could possibly imagine. Let’s open our hearts to Him and see what He can really do.
“If then you have been raised with Christ, seek the things that are above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. Set your minds on things that are above, not on things that are on earth. For you have died, and your life is hidden with Christ in God. When Christ who is your life appears, then you also will appear with him in glory.” -Colossians 3: 1-4