Have you ever had one of those days, months, years . . . when you begin to question everything? “What is my purpose? Is my life making an impact? Why am I working so hard and it seems to go unnoticed? Is all of this really worth it? Will my life every amount to anything?” If we are not careful and we begin to dwell on those thoughts for too long of a period, life can become oppressive and depressive.
If we base our inner happiness and contentment solely on the circumstances of life we will never experience lasting peace. If we find our value and validation in the perceptions that other people have of us and the definitions that other people try to define us with, we will never emerge into who we really are.
We must continually find our hope in God. We’ve got to continually remind ourselves that God and God alone holds our destiny in His hand. We’ve got to look to Him for our definition, our direction and for the hope of our future. So… so what if some boss says you have no potential or future. So what if the Dr. says you’ll never be completely healthy again. Don’t listen to the person who says you’re worthless. Don’t listen to the person who walked out on you and said you’ll be nothing with out them. Let ’em keep stepping. They have no control over your destiny. Let me state that again: THEY HAVE NO CONTROL OVER YOUR DESTINY! Gods got you! He defines you and He has your future in His hand. You are significant and overflowing with greatness and purpose. You’d better believe that!!
Jeremiah 29:11 says, “For I know the plans I have for you,” says the Lord. “They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope (NLT translation).” I also like the way the Message Bible puts it: “I’ll show up and take care of you as I promised and bring you back home. I know what I’m doing. I have it all planned out—plans to take care of you, not abandon you, plans to give you the future you hope for.”
Get to know the One who created you. As we live our lives for God and become more aware of who God is and who we are to Him and in Him, we can rest in the fact that He is in control and is causing all things to work out for our good. Now, you’ve got to love that!
Stay encouraged and in God’s presence!