Right this moment I’m asking to myself this question…
What do I want from this life?
I know I want to go to college which at this moment is impossible for me, but I believe that God has control over everything. My deepest desire since childhood has been to be a singer and now as I have gotten older; quite a few more things have been added to that list. For example I love writing I can see myself as an author but I also see myself preaching and worshiping taking his word out to the nations.
“And my God will supply every need of yours according to his riches in glory in Christ Jesus”
However from where I’m standing it looks it will never be possible for those dreams to come through. I’m getting older and I know some will say that God can use you not mattering your age. And I believe that’s true because if we go to the New Testament we for example have Jesus he started his ministry at the age of 30 and it was a three-year ministry that impacted the world and is still impacting it today. So my question is;
What do I want from God?
See how I change the question because at the end is not what we want but what the Lord has ordained for us. Some people are given the opportunity to continue to pursue their dreams; while others are taken through a more difficult road. Some people got to leave behind their family and dreams to preach the word of the Lord. This brings me back the story about the rich young ruler and Jesus. Do you guys remember it? This young ruler was seeing the miracles that Jesus was doing and he wanted to be part of it; however he couldn’t let go of what he had to follow Jesus.
Jesus said to him, “If you wish to be complete, go and sell your possessions and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven; and come, follow Me.”22 But when the young man heard this statement, he went away grieving; for he was one who owned much property.
It’s so difficult to do God’s will; it’s a daily struggle because the world has thought us that if we don’t have a pedigree, fame, money or influence we are nothing. We are like the flies that nobody wants. But I got good news for you; because at the we are important to God. God still wants us without all of that; he is not looking for the outside but he sees whats on the inside.
Therefore do not be anxious, saying,
‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’
For the Gentiles seek after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them all.”
I might not have what the world thinks is necessary to survive but I have the King of Kings in me and I truly believe that the Lord provides for his children. For example right at this moment I’m working at a government institution that you need to have a degree to be in it; however the Lord provided the door for me to get in here. And I believe I will be staying for some time; I don’t know your situation, your dreams but if God has called you to do something else I would recommend doing it because the blessing that comes after obeying the Father is abundant for you and your family. We make our choice after all and God does not work in a heart unwilling to follow and obey his commandments.
But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.”
Sometimes we forget that the God we serve is the same God that provided for his people the Israelite in the desert. We can’t see beyond our wants and needs and I truly believe with everything in me that God wants to use this new generation but if we don’t stop focusing on what the world wants from us; we will never get to the potential that God has for us. So I might be without a degree, money or fame; however I’m not missing anything because my God provides when there is spiritual need and economic also. I truly admire the people from the old times they walked where God told them and they walked by faith and at the end the Lord provided for them.
P.s. Let’s keep praying for this violence that has risen in this country; after all we are all equal in the eyes of God. My prayers are with those states and countries that are going through violence for example; Venezuela and Charlottesville. Let’s spread the love to our neighbors and communities.