A sweet friend is reading Max Lucado’s Just Like Jesus and thought of me when she read the following:
Four questions we should ask in order to stay on course with our lives:
- Am I fitting into God’s plan? “He does not want anyone to be destroyed but wants all to turn away from their sins.” (2 Peter 3:9 TEV) If God’s goal is the salvation of the world, then my goal should be the same.
- What are my longings? Our assignment is found at the intersection of God’s plan and our pleasures. What do you love to do? What brings you joy? What gives you a sense of satisfaction? The longings of your heart are not incidental; they are critical messages/
- What are my abilities? Identify your strengths, and, then – this is important – major in them. Failing to focus on our strengths may prevent us from accomplishing the unique tasks God has called us to do.
- Am I serving God now? Want to bring focus to your life? Do what Jesus did. Go home, love your family and take care of business? Your first mission field is under your roof? What makes you think they’ll believe you overseas, if they don’t believe you across the hall? (Jesus knew at the age of 12 He was the Son of God and knew what His calling was, but He did not begin His ministry until the age of 30.)
Am I fitting into God’s Plan?
What are my Longings?
What are my Abilities?
Am I serving God Now?
Ask yourself the four questions. You may find that you are hitting some good shots, but in the wrong direction. “From now on, then, you must live the rest of your earthly lives controlled by God’s will and not by human desires.” (1 Peter 4:2 TEV) Regardless of what has controlled you in the past, it’s never too late to get your life on course and be a part of God’s P.L.A.N.
It is amazing and so encouraging to know when God is listening to you! You can be thinking or questioning something and He will provide the answer to someone else to share with you. All Glory to Him!