There are many devices in a man’s heart; nevertheless the counsel of the LORD, that shall stand. Proverbs 19:21
We all have our own thoughts and dreams, however how many of them are actually beneficial to our life or other people’s lives? Often when we are young we get very self focused, We focus on our future, we focus on our careers, we focus on our accomplishments, but how does Gods will fit into all this?
The core of Christianity is self denial, this is something most people don’t want to even consider. Most people attitudes are “ I want to do what I want when I want” Many are so focused on themselves that they dont see whats going on around them. Many simply want to be their own God, however eventually we all go through trials and tribulations. And when your whole world revolves around yourself, there is nobody to turn to
Think about when Jesus went to the cross, why did he do this? He didn’t do this for his own self desire, he did this for us! He laid down his life to save others, in order to fulfill this task He needed to empty himself of His own deity. How many of us would be willing to do what Jesus did? How many would be willing to die, not only for other people, but people who hated you and cursed your name?
The point is Gods ways are better than our ways, his plan for our life far exceeds our plans. Dont waste your life living in selfishness, as Jesus said “It is better to give than to receive” Think about how different this world would be, if everyone thought about others instead of themselves, as Jesus commanded to “Love your Neighbor”
Now dont get me wrong, its good to have goals, its ok to have dreams. But dont forget to pray and ask God for his direction. Allow the Holy Spirit to fill you up and guide you, follow the teachings of our Lord Jesus Christ, Gods way is better! Amen!