Identity · Life

Be Humble

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

Identity · Life

Restless

Not long after I became a Christian, at the age of 12,  I started having a burning desire for more of God.  I wanted to serve Him in anyway I could and by 15, at youth camp in Alvin, Texas God spoke into my life of a Destiny.  He planted a vision in my mind so BIG that I have felt restless to find it.  As luck, a.k.a God would have it I recently started reading a book that I bought years before.  Restless by Jennie Allen, is a book about finding your purpose in God.  Not far into the book I am struck by Jennie’s words,  “No unique purpose for your life will fill your soul.  The only thing that will fulfill and settle your soul is God himself.”  Here I am with this aching for purpose and I have it in my hands the whole time; God.  It was so simple, but I’ve been missing it.  My soul has been so focused on fulfilling God’s purpose for my life that I missed the fact I have already found it in God.  God is my purpose.

So I might not know how exactly my life will pan out, but I know that God is real.  God loves me and has a plan for me.  God is coming and as heaven draws near I want to take as much part in God’s epic story as I can.

“If I find in myself a desire which no experience in this world can satisfy, the most probable explanation is that I was made for another world.” – C.S. Lewis

 

Check out Restless by Jennie Allen

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