I’ve come to realize that I live with two versions of myself. There is the person I am right now. Then there is the person I am destined to become. I will never become the person I’m destined to become if I stay comfortable living as the person I am.
Eli Cohen said, “Without continuous personal development, you are now all that you will ever become, and hell starts when the person you are meets the person you could have been.”
I want to fulfill the call of God on my life.
I want to fulfill my destiny.
But I’m stuck with this fear. Is my destiny passing me by because life is just too busy right now?
I wrestle with the same thoughts and ideas that many others do…wondering what my destiny is, trying to figure out the specifics of my call. But it’s not as difficult as we make it out to be. 2 Peter 1:3 NLT says the divine life God has for us comes through coming to know Him, the One who calls us to Himself.
Spending time in fellowship with Jesus IS our calling.
In Jeremiah 29:11-13, God reveals to us that He already knows the plans He has for us, but those plans are found and revealed through discovery. It requires seeking after Him with our whole hearts.
Proverbs 1 says that if we will respond to Him and come and spend time with Him, He will share His heart with us and make us wise. But we get too busy, doing our own things, going our own way. We have time for everything under the sun…but no time for our Savior (the One who literally died to spend time with us). Proverbs 1 goes on to say that, because we ignore God and His council, we find ourselves choking on our own schemes and eating the fruit of our own ways.
Hosea 10:12 (NLT) says “now is the time to seek the Lord.” If you find the person of God, you’ll find the plan of God. It’s as simple as that. The person of God is not hard to find; it just requires a wholehearted and hungry pursuit. He hides from half-hearted pursuits. If you want to find the fullness of who you were created to be, it requires the fullness of your heart in your pursuit of God.
I love what Matthew West says in his song ‘The Motions:’ “I don’t want to spend my whole life asking, ‘What if I had given everything?’”
Our relationship with Christ HAS TO BE MORE than just going to church or serving at church. It has to be more than giving money in the offering or going to small group. It’s more than being diligent about keeping up with reading our Bible charts and running through our prayer request list in the mornings.
It has to be about encountering the One who calls us to Himself.
We must hear from Heaven. We must encounter God.