“It is beyond my power to do this,” Joseph replied. “But God can tell you what it means and set you at ease.” Genesis 41:16 (NLT)
When we were young we wanted to be so many things. I wanted to be an astronaut or a doctor. But I was convinced I will become a lawyer. Now, I am a songwriter and a blogger. Pretty far from what I wanted to be.
Most people become the person that they never thought they would be. Some took a turn for the worse and a lot, I believe, changed for the best. To those who took the wrong turn this is for you, and to those who took the right turn this is for you as well.
Our needs are all the same. We all need to have a relationship with Christ.
We may have chosen paths we stubbornly believe is “good”, ending up with gray-area results. Without the consult from our Lord, the decisions we made were all for our benefit alone. Here, we empower the “I” which is inversely proportionate to the benefit of the “we”. As individuals, we make ourselves the center of the world. It is all about us. “The world is your oyster.” (Says I guy who prefers oysters than choice meats)
I believe and know that the outcome of our lives, no matter how difficult and turbulent it may have been, will be God’s outcome for each one of us. At the finality of it all, may it be on our last living nanosecond, or now having our whole lives ahead of us, His love and justice will be done. Our father will never be defeated. And His Will will be done. So, if His victory is inevitable, I pray that we humble ourselves before Him.
“He must become greater and greater, and I must become less and less.” John 3:30 (NLT)
The right answers, the best answers, the truth, do not come from our amazing abilities of deduction but from our humility. Thus, we gain access to the truth. Whenever we acknowledge that we do not own who we are, we allow God to define us further, deepening our relationship with Him. As we place Him at the center of our lives, accepting that He has full dominion over us, we are able to do things beyond our normal capabilities for the benefit of the people around us. All of a sudden, we are not the center of the universe but God is.
We may have not ended up the way we wanted it to be. But, our faith and love for Christ convinces me that this is where we are supposed to be. Under His will, we can rest and be confident that all of our needs will be met. Let us humble ourselves, and allow God to become more and more a part of our whole being, losing ourselves but gaining more love and truth, growing deeper in His understanding and knowledge.
“I have strength for all things in Christ Who empowers me [I am ready for anything and equal to anything through Him Who [a]infuses inner strength into me; I am [b]self-sufficient in Christ’s sufficiency].” Philippians 4:13 (Amplified Bible)