“I cry out to God Most High, to God who fulfills His purpose for me.” – Psalm 57:2
As a follower of Christ continuing in your spiritual journey, I want you to consider something: are you asking yourself, “what do I WANT to be?” or are you asking the question, “Who does GOD WANT me to be?”
These are very different questions with potentially two very different answers. And we all have dreams. But are we submitting our dreams for the sake of His dreams for us? That is the question.
Over the past couple of months, we’ve been discussing WHO God says we are, and He’s shown us how our identity changes when we are “in Christ.” Having considered that, if you were to ask me the question today, “Jordan, what do you want to be when you grow up?” I can honestly say to you, because my identity has changed and my perspective has changed, I now want to grow up to be everything God created me for. Do you agree with that statement?
I want to experience God’s best in this life. I want my life to make a difference for His Kingdom. I want to share the gospel and see the people around me go from death to life. I want to know God’s word and teach others what it says. As a follower of Jesus, I want to maximize the time God gives me on planet earth. I want to be utilized, and I want my life to make a difference.
The truth is, God has made all of us so that we can make a difference. That difference might come through different jobs, in different locations, to different people, and in different ways. Nonetheless, He made all of us for something greater than we could be on our own.
Psalm 57:2 says, “I cry out to God Most High, to God who fulfills His purpose for me.” As a follower of Christ, I challenge you to pray that exact request, that God would fulfill His purpose in your life so that you can be everything you were created for!