God has plans for me and a story to tell. He is the author of my story. I need to allow his story to be played out.
I cannot control the outcome. I should not follow my selfish ambition or thoughts. I don’t need to be Max Lucado. I don’t want to be Charles Swindoll. I want to be Brenda Tschetter. I want what God has in store for me and no one else.
I’m not better than anyone else. God is the only one who is better. I am just like everyone else, in need of a Savior. I need his grace. I need his love. I need his mercy.
I will not boast about myself or my accomplishments but take them in stride. I will always give him credit where credit is due. God is my victory. I am treasured in his eyes because I am his child whom he has chosen.
Everyone is potentially his child, even my enemies. I shall pray for them. I deserve nothing he gives me. I did not earn it. He gives because he wants to and because he loves me. Because he is my father and I am his daughter.
But I need to be content with the life he has given me, what I have right now. The life he has in store for me will be fulfilling to my heart and my soul.
So many times, I wanted what others had in their lives… a different childhood, a different story. When in fact, I need to be happy with my own story that he has created.
I am set apart and different. Similar but unique. God doesn’t want us to be resentful or bitter. Always wishing for something more, what we think is better. So, I will seek God and what he has in store for me.
To be Holy and pleasing to God is to make myself a servant to Him. To put myself at the bottom of the list, lower than others. No special treatment. I am a slave to Jesus Christ, his ambassador.
Jesus did not put himself above any other. Even though, he certainly had the power to do so. He showed compassion, gentleness, and love. I will do the same.
The only way to enjoy life is to start enjoying what you already have. Being content with what God has given you, his grace.
You can’t be resentful and be happy at the same time. You can’t be grateful when you are resentful. You have to choose which one you will be.