I saw a quote from Daniel Radcliffe, He was being interviewed on Larry King about the final Harry Potter movie, and his role in these epic films: “I always knew that anyone who was given this role would have the same fame. It was never about me. It was about this franchise. I was simply a part of something bigger.”
I thought of my part in God’s story. Our part. I thought of the fact that my restlessness with my role in God’s story has left me complacent. Ive put more emphasis on my role than the bigger picture. Within my own restless heart my words often start with, “My calling” or “My dream.” Yes, I believe God is the dream maker and he stirs our hearts and calls us, but I believe sometimes we get so caught up in what our role is that we forget to chase the one thing that fulfills are very dreams and calling. A complete shift in our mindset needs to take place before we will ever be fulfilled. It has never been about me or you. It is about God. God is the only one that can tame our restless hearts. The seeking for more can only be found in the ‘bigger picture’, God. One thing I know without a doubt is my personal fulfillment is only found when I am involved in something bigger then myself, something for the good of others.
“The heart of man plans his way, but the Lord establishes his steps.” – Proverbs 16:9 ESV
God, I pray for humility. Help me humble myself to your will. I can establish my own plan but your plans will all ways prevail. Help me focus on the big picture and instead of trying to plan out my role. God you are my big plan. Anyone that reads this I ask that you direct their paths and establish your plans in them. Help grow us into beautiful servants of your ministry. Amen