Being a career woman is not enough.
Being a stay at home mom is not enough.
Being an in shape woman is not enough.
Being a blogger is not enough.
Being a brand chaser is not enough.
Being a rich person is not enough.
Being a dream chaser is not enough.
Being a wife is not enough.
And so on ….
Because none of it is or will ever be enough unless you become a person after God’s own heart. I spent so many years chasing the next best thing or a new way to find some sort of satisfaction and meaning and purpose when all along it had NOTHING to do with ME and everything to do with HIM.
Yes, you can have goals and things you’d like to have. But where’s your heart? What is the motivation behind these things? And where is your personal relationship with Jesus? When is the last time you prayed and opened up the Bible or attended church? God’s blessings don’t always have to be material ones, you know? If it’s all you associate with Jesus then maybe it’s time you seek another goal: Him and Him alone. When this happens the beauty lies in the fact that no matter what happened with that worldly goal(s) you my friend will be fine. And the best part of seeking Him with your 100% is that you start to want less and less.
For example, my husband and I have achieved some of our goals and have obtained things we’ve wanted but we’ve never set out to prioritize any of it above Jesus. In the past, although we never intentionally did that, our life and the manner in which we expressed ourselves reflected just that. And we haven’t in 2 years asked Him for much of anything really. We’ve set growing in Him as our goal and have worked hard to continue to seek and follow His word. The rest has followed. Some in our favor and the times it hasn’t favored us we’ve thanked Him anyways.
So, thank you 2017 for reminding me time and time again that being completely surrendered to You is alI I ever needed, it’s all I’ll ever chase and You’re all I’ll ever identify with. You, my savior, are ENOUGH. I pray that I remain focused on that in 2018 and will continue to pray that the world will understand the meaning of that.
Jesus turned and said to Peter, “Get behind me, Satan! You are a stumbling block to me; you do not have in mind the concerns of God, but merely human concerns. Then Jesus said to his disciples, “Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves and take up their cross and follow me.”