Beginning with an End in Mind
Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight. – Proverbs 3:5-6 NIV
One of the most beautiful sights to behold in one’s lifetime is a buffet table. From lush veggies and rainbow-colored fruits to flavorful entrees and mouth-watering desserts! What a delightful experience to cherish, right?!
Just like not knowing where to begin in a monstrous buffet and how much we should put on our plates, the excitement of a new year brings the desire of planning too much, but not accomplishing much. When that happens, frustration kicks in and life becomes a drag: all because of the temptation of trying to fill our schedules without filling ourselves up. We were made to worship through our work, not work through our worship.
We are called to a life that expresses God’s glory in our daily lives according to our gifts and talents. Focus on what you have, on what you can do, and how you can impact the place where God planted you – not on what you do not have and what you cannot do.
Let us devote our lives in pursuit of our calling, and more importantly to the God who gives our call.
And make your sure you finish your plate, one course at a time.