There are a few things in life that are sure:
we’re all born;
we all die;
and things change in life. No one’s life is a myriad of sameness and constance.
If these are truths, then we might as well embrace them, and start with them as a foundation for seeking purpose. What am I actually living this short life for?
“He has saved us and called us to a holy life—not because of anything we have done but because of his own purpose and grace.” 2 Timothy 1:9
Knowing that everything I do is because I received undeserved grace from a God who has a greater purpose makes difficult changes possible and sensical. And having a Father, a constant, at all times loving and guiding me into that purpose means I know there is a plan that is about so much more than me. This means I’m set free to live joyfully.
I think I’ve been reflecting a lot on this lately because I used to struggle with worry. A lot. As a kid, my mom always called me a “worry wart.” I worried and dwelled on every little thing.
Now, I can honestly say that emotion of worry is not something I am in touch with, and this is all thanks to Jesus. His love and mighty plan has shown me that worry is a waste of time. Instead, when things are confusing, or I’m afraid, or I’m overwhelmed, or changes are happening, I know that I can always trust in Him.
I believe that Jesus’ love is one of those few things in life that is sure; and the very most important one, because He is the very reason we have this life. If this is true, it means He is your Father, Creator, and Friend. Who wants to shower His blessings on you and reveal His Word to you. Who wants to rid you of worry and set you free.
I am in a season of change right now, and I’ve definitely reacted in some impatience, stress, and chosen my own frustrations rather than to spend time with God. I know that He forgives me, and will always be next to me. I know that I will learn from those decisions.
And I know that when I choose to spend time with Jesus, to listen for His voice, and to spend time in His Word, I live for the purpose He created me for. Even in the midst of change or perceived loneliness.