Do you set high goals for yourself, and work hard to attain them, believing that achieving them is fulfilling your destiny?
What would you say if I told you that none of the above is why we are here on this earth?! Would that surprise you?
Well, believe it or not, but it's true---nothing on the above list is the reason why we are here!
Yep, that's right! Phil. 2:13 says, "For it is God which worketh in you both to will and to do of his good pleasure. "
II Thess. 1:11 also states,
|"Wherefore also we pray always for you, that our God would count you worthy of this calling, and fulfil all the good pleasure of his goodness, and the work of faith with power:"|
In fact, the first chapter of Ephesians reiterates over and over that we are to be "to the praise of his glory".
Our sole purpose, then, really and truly, is to live for HIS glory and HIS good pleasure.
Kinda changes things, and gives us a whole different perspective on things and the circumstances we face in our day-to-day existence, doesn't it?
If we would really take hold of this truth, I think it would transform our thinking and our very lives! Everything we do would take on new significance!
We would truly live Col. 3:17: "And whatsoever ye do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to G-d and the Father by him." and I Cor. 10:31: "Whether therefore ye eat, or drink, or whatsoever ye do, do all to the glory of God."
Wow---I don't know about you, but this truth really puts into perspective these Scriptures:
"What? know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own? For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God's." I Cor. 6:19,20