Philippians 1:6– Being confident of this very thing, that he which hath begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ.
We can be confident of this: God created us with a purpose in mind. He gave us unique qualities that prepare us for that path, unique struggles that help us grow, and unique perspectives that help us see where we need to go. He started something good in me the day I was born. It took a while (a long while) for me to get started down that good path, but now that I feel I am on it, it’s so exciting to see where God takes me. I want to work for Him every single day, to strive to grow in character until I am ready for the next work He has planned for me. I am so thankful that one day I will see Jesus in person, but until then I am passionately excited about working down here. There is so much I can do to change my corner of the world, and with God’s guiding hand, I know I can make a difference one piece at a time. I may not always have perfect confidence in myself, but I do have confidence in Him–always.
Jeremiah 29:13–And ye shall seek me, and find me, when ye shall search for me with all your heart.
When we are looking for a job, we dedicate most of our time to it. Researching potential companies and polishing our resume. When we are looking for a mate, we spend time getting to know someone and finding out if their beliefs match up with ours. Prepping before a date and making sure we are at our best around them. When we are preparing to make a big purchase, we research all the options and spend countless hours comparing prices and getting the best deal. We dedicate so much time and energy to things like this, making sure we are seeking out and finding what best suits our needs. We put all our efforts into it.
How many times can I say that I’ve done that with God? Maybe when I am in search of a new church or during a crisis or with the death of a loved one. But, can I say that I spend time each day searching for God with all my heart? Do I look for Him as hard as I look for a good deal at the grocery store or for a new pediatrician? I should. In fact, I should put more effort into finding God in every moment than I do anything else.
There are no guarantees in life. I might find a good deal on a car. I might find a job that is perfect. I might find … whatever. But, when I do search for God with all my heart, the above verse tells me I will find Him. Not might. With God, there are guarantees that I can count on. He never fails. Never lies. Is never wrong. Is always there for me. Loves me. Cares for me. When the mights in life feel too overwhelming, I am glad I can count on the wills with Him. Aren’t you?
(Photo taken by me. Mushroom on a tree. I don’t know why, but I love mushrooms. My mom does too. Must be a genetic thing.)