God always sees ahead of us. He always knows what’s coming. So He is always preparing the way ahead for us. It’s like the little girl on the train who worried about all the valleys they would cross in their journey until she realized that someone had built bridges for them all along the way. God has seen our individual journeys from eternity past and prepared situations and circumstances ahead of us so that we will be able to cross the valleys.
But again, God does these things with a purpose. He intends for you to do good works. These are not just for your benefit, but for His. God’s will is to see as many as possible make the decision to follow Jesus and be saved by His grace. Sometimes that means people will watch you struggle, only to overcome that struggle through faith in Christ. But through each trial, God is also crafting and molding you into a better example of His disciple. This life is merely a proving ground for the next. He intends for us to learn about life and love and faith in this world so that we will be thoroughly vetted for the world to come, to live with Him for eternity. God does not intend for you to accumulate wealth and live lavishly. He intends for you to invite and persuade many so that they too will choose life in Christ over the despair and brokenness of the world.
You were created to communicate the gospel. To go forth and share the blessings you’ve received with others. Let us pray:
Heavenly Father, I don’t know what to say. I’ve lived under the delusion that I need to struggle to get ahead, to make something of myself, as if all depended on this. And yet I read that you have greater plans than this for me. My goal isn’t to be all I can be, but to be all you’ve called me to be. I am alive today because You will it. You call me to a particular purpose and direction. Help me Father to listen to Your voice, Your calling, that I may follow in Your footsteps and be Yours. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.