This is a LOADED question that honestly made me laugh as I was reading it in God’s Word. I find myself asking this more now than I ever have in the past. What am I doing? How did I get here? Where do I even go from here?
Friends, I want to start by saying that if you are also in this position of wandering and wondering, I want to remind you that God has BIG plans for your life. (Jeremiah 29:11) He plans for you to prosper and plans to protect you. This is GOOD NEWS! But sometimes we feel stuck in an endless cycle of “What’s next?” or “How can I go further?” or even “What will bring me the most pleasure in this given situation?”, that I feel we forget to ask “What is God’s plan in this chapter of my life?”
I know that I am guilty of wanting to make my own agenda or plan out the next year, 4 years, or more in my life and have a set picture. I am an enneagram 3. It’s my way of living. However, that is not always the way that God wants us to go about our lives. There is a specific verse that really hit me that covers everything I’ve shared:
Now listen, you who say, “Today or tomorrow we will go to this or that city, spend a year there, carry on business and make money.” Why, you do not even know what will happen tomorrow. What is you life? You are a mist that appears for a little while then vanishes. Instead, you ought to say, “If it is the Lord’s will, we will live and do this or that.” James 4:13-15 (NIV)
WOW. I don’t know about you, but that was something I have needed to hear for a while. We get so wrapped up in our plans for ourselves, the life we want to be living in the future, and yet we really do not know what tomorrow holds. If all of us decided to live our lives with the motto “If it is the Lord’s will, we will live and do it”, I think our lives would not only be more fulfilling, but less stressful! God has a plan for us and it only requires our surrender to Him! How relieving!!
Today, I am thankful for a God who knows better than I, and who has my best interest at heart. He has given me a life where I can be a vessel for His kingdom and an extension of His love to others. To answer this title question: My life will be a reflection of love, and a surrendered heart to Christ and His purpose for me.