His glory and purpose, or mine?

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I was reflecting on this question in my morning devotion today. When I think about what I want to do with my life, the heights I want to reach; for whose glory am I doing it? When I say God, I wish I could improve my earning potential or find clients for my business, who am I doing it for? I realised that, for me, it is very important to answer this core question before I even go ahead and start striving for something. Because, that is what it will be like if I start doing it for myself, STRIVING!

I believe that God knows my needs and goals. He wants to bless me, He wants my life to prosper.

Jeremiah 29:11: For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”

When I catch myself beginning to worry about my business or my work, I just remind myself that if it is for God’s glory, He will surely make a way. He will bring new ideas and He will do the divine connecting with the right people. This is better for me than to strive and stress and run around like a headless chicken, with no direction.

Do I want it as the world gives or as the Lord gives?

If it comes from the world, it can be a quick fix and for sure, I can be prosperous. But, do I really want it like that? If I have to compromise my Godly values and standards, then I know it is not for me.

God’s blessings are infinite and eternal. If I can just tap into all that glory, I know I will be set for life. I pray the Lord teaches me that when I see others seemingly doing well, I keep my head down and:

I focus on running my own race.

I focus on waiting for His timing.

I focus on letting Him lead.

With this short post, if you’re reading, I hope that you are encouraged to seek God in all your plans, trusting that He knows what you need better than you do.

Until next time,


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