As much as we try to plan and prepare to accomplish goals and tasks, at the end of the day, our successes on this earth are never one hundred percent guaranteed.
At first, this might seem pretty discouraging to hear, but for followers of Christ, this is not bad news—at all.
Long before Christ was born, it had already been prophesied in the Old Testament that He would come and bring salvation to the world. And He did. He came to earth and fulfilled that promise that had already been made. He came to give hope for all of our failures and shortcomings. This is the hope that we must cling to when we realize that, no matter how good our intentions are to succeed in this life, what Jesus accomplished for us through salvation is eternal. What we have in Jesus is far more valuable that what we have here on earth. It’s not wrong to want to bring God glory through the earthly goals you seek to accomplish, just know those accomplishments are not where your worth comes from. You worth comes from knowing that, whether you accomplish all of your goals or not, Jesus is so much more than just the icing on the cake that makes everything okay. He shapes your worldview, gives you a hope, and promises.
Remember this when it comes to romantic relationships, too. You might have a certain set of preferences in mind when it comes to the kind of man you see yourself with or the future you want to have. Having preferences are not wrong, but it’s important that we don’t hold our preferences and the little things we feel like we have to have over what God might have for us in the future. This doesn’t mean that you should settle when it comes to your core values and beliefs, but when you’re making a decision about a relationship, remember that you are wrapped in God’s eternal love through Jesus and that’s what secures you.
Daily Reading: 1 Corinthians 9:25
Morgan Harper Nichols