I shamefully admit that I get way too discouraged sometimes. I’m 44, not married, I don’t have a lot of strength and stamina which leads to my letting people down who lean on me. Then there are relational stresses, getting behind in work, etc. When I dwell on these things, they become overwhelming and even downright depressing. I begin to wonder why I am here.
I am so thankful for the grace of God. When I look to Him, I am reminded that I am here to serve Him. That is all. I was not created so that I could enjoy pleasure on this earth. He has a higher call for me. My job is to daily look to Him and find out what He desires for me. Then I am to obey. As I seek Him first, He will take care of everything else, and I will be truly content.
I really am blessed and I know that. There are just times the enemy wants to blind me to that fact.
I think the majority of professing Christians forget why God placed them on this earth. It’s not to make money, gain fame, be loved, or anything else that the world would call success. Those things are not wrong unless they pull you away from the One who should be your first love. Everything you do should be evaluated by, “Is this what God has for me today?” Proverbs 16:9 tells us that man makes his plans but God directs his steps. Do you allow God to do that for you? Or are you clinging so tightly to YOUR life and YOUR plans to that point that God only has a small part of you? Why are you here?