Life isn’t what you make of it although that’s what the world wants you to believe. Life is what you allow God to make of it! You have to give your life over to Him and let Him do with it what He wills.
Sure, you can make something of your life apart from God. That’s entirely possible. But that’s too much work. Work in the wrong direction. Work for the wrong reason. Work for no eternal benefit…
I am more content with the last 8 or so years of my life than I was with the first 32. Although the first 32 seemed alright, there wasn’t much walking with God going on then…so it had little eternal value. I did very little to further God’s kingdom. I did little to bring glory to His name. I was making my own life rather than giving it to Him to make.
But that’s what He asks for – a life surrendered and handed to Him.
I’ve done that in the last 8 years. Surrendered my life. Handed it over to Him. He is making my life what He wants it to be.
What DOES He want it to be?
I’m not sure yet – although I am confident that He will use it for His glory.
All that extra stuff came from 32 years of trying to make my own life what I wanted it to be.
So, there’s been a lot of work. It’s been painful. There’s been some sacrifice. Some things have had to go. Other things had to change. Priorities had to shift.
He’s not done, so I’m still here, letting Him make my life what He wants it to be.