God hasn’t forgotten about you
Do you worry that you’re missing God’s plan for your life because you don’t think you’re discovering Him? Is the weight of this load even heavier since you have no idea where you went wrong or how to fix it? Can we now see that this anxiety was unfounded? Take a step back and let God reveal you what’s really happening. Is it possible for us to believe that we are more concerned about this than God?
This weight is carried by so many Christians unnecessarily. If we don’t figure out what God has planned for us, we’ll miss out on something. We believe that we are always on the outside of God’s plan, and we can’t figure out how to get inside. Deception is at play here. We aren’t peering in from the outside at God. Through Christ, we have access to God’s inner workings. In the end, we can turn to God and seek Him for help in freeing ourselves from this folly and seeing the Truth.
No, we don’t believe that we can discover the Truth on our own. It was Jesus’ promise that the Holy Spirit would guide us to the truth. Does this pledge make sense if we’re on our own? God is not waiting for us to figure things out. His desire is that we surrender to Him so that He can reveal the Truth to not only those who are outside but also those who are listening within. To put it simply, this is all about Christ in us. This is a task that only God can accomplish. He wants us to perceive things differently. He only desires our total submission.
For your sake, I will not stop thanking you, making mention of your name in my prayers, so that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ may bestow upon you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of him, so that your eyes will be enlightened and you will know what is the hope of HIS calling, what the riches of his glory are in the saints, and what the exceeding greatness of his power to us-ward who believe, according to his working in our lives” (Eph 1:16-19)
Would it not be wonderful if we would just open ourselves up to God and surrender to Him in this way? “God, I know that you have a plan for my life that you want to see come to fruition. Do whatever it takes in me to make that achievable. Bring me to a place where I can choose to be free from all of my doubts and worries. Do whatever it takes to bring Yourself glory in me and Your plan and kingdom to fruition in my life.”
You will be set free if you accept this reality
God will always hear and answer this plea. In spite of the fact that the ultimate goal is an intimate relationship with God based on the Truth, it may be necessary to go through a period of hardship to get there. To get God’s will, I must give up my own desires to have my own will. If I want God’s kingdom to be fully established in my life, then I must give up my own kingdom. To get God’s glory, I must do everything in my capacity to allow God do whatever it takes. But what does God have to do? So, death has come to me through the Cross. Until then, I cannot be a child.
“Make me what you want, Lord, whatever it takes. There is nothing I can do for you, Lord. Do whatever it takes to instill faith in me. There are so many questions about this topic, Lord, and I’m not sure I’ve seen Your Truth in it. That’s why I’ve surrendered myself to you, so that you can show me the truth and make it a reality in my life.”