We can never move into all God has for us and become all He created us to be without surrendering our dreams to Him. Jesus said, “Whoever desires to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for My sake will find it.” (Matthew 16:25). That means if we want to have a life that is secure in the Lord, we have to let go of our plans and say, “Not my will, but Yours be done, Lord.”
We all need to have a sense of why we are here. We all need to know we were created for a purpose. We will never find fulfillment and happiness until we are doing the thing for which we were created. But God won’t move us into the big things He has called us to unless we have been proven faithful in the small things He has given us.
Keep in mind that God “ has saved us and called us with a holy calling, not according to our works, but according to His own purpose and grace which was given to us in Christ Jesus before time began” (2 Timothy 1:9). May you never forget, dear brothers and sisters, that God has an important purpose for your life and that it is good.
Dear Lord, I pray that You would show me clearly what the gifts and talents are that You have placed in me. Lead me in the way I should go as I grow in them. Enable me to use them according to Your will and for Your Glory. Lord, I pray that nothing will draw me away from fulfilling the plan You have for me. May I never stray from what You have called me to be and do. Give me a vision for my life and a strong sense of purpose. I put my identity in You and my destiny in Your hands.
In Jesus name I pray
But you are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, His own special people, that you may proclaim the praises of Him who called you out of darkness into his marvelous light.
1 Peter 2:9