Christ is the source of everything we need and the giver of all good gifts … but in telling people about Him, it’s possible we’ve sold them on a solution for life’s problems and not life itself.
What if we as girls had learned early on that having Him was everything, not a means to the life we think He would want us to have.
If we had learned we don’t abstain from sex because we’re “waiting.” We abstain because we love Him.
If I’d had on my bulletin board, “Fall in love with Jesus.” That’s it. Bottom line. That’s everything you need to know, to work toward, to put your hope in.
If I’d learned who He is, what He wants, how to give Him everything, not “wait” so that one day I could give my everything to someone else.
If I’d learned that it’s not bad to pray for a husband, but that my greater prayer should be for Him to spend my life as He chooses for His glory.
Quoted form Grace for the Road, I don't wait anymore posted February 3, 2012
This week I was struck when I read this young woman's post. She eloquently highlights my point in A god Called "Destiny". how the goal, the destiny, the desired outcome replaced God.
It is subtle. Deception is sometimes hard to find.
She voices the disillusionment and confusion that comes from having the order reversed, focus on destiny then God, whether it is intentional or not.
How easily, how slight an adjustment can take us off course, or get us back on.
I encourage you to read her well written post.
Ponder whether there is somewhere you are seeking the gift, the outcome, the goal, the dream instead of the Giver Himself.
Are we giving our children the correct message?
God is not the means to a desired end, though He throws that in the deal. God is the end. He is everything.
“Fall in love with Jesus.” That’s it. Bottom line. That’s everything you need to know, to work toward, to put your hope in.