God knows ‘the text’ of your life
You can be successful yet still feel empty inside. Solomon’s life proves that. He was the world’s wealthiest man, as well as one of the most famous. Yet amazingly he begins the book of Ecclesiastes with these words: ‘Everything is meaningless’ (Ecclesiastes 1:2 NLT).
Solomon discovered that a fulfilling life can only be built on two things: relationships and purpose. And the first and foremost relationship you must establish is with God. Once that happens you discover your life’s purpose. And as you start walking in it your joy and fulfillment knows no bounds. Self-help gurus tell us, ‘Look inside yourself and you’ll find the key!’
But how can you uncover the plot for your life by simply examining your life?
You’ll have more luck following ‘the yellow brick road’! No, ‘It’s in Christ that we find out who we are and what we are living for. Long before we first heard of Christ and got our hopes up, he had his eye on us, had designs on us for glorious living, part of the overall purpose he is working out in everything and everyone’ (Ephesians 1:11-12 MSG).
Your life’s purpose has already been determined by the greatest mind and the kindest heart in the universe: the mind and heart of God. You say, ‘But things aren’t working out too well for me right now.’ We all have times like that. But here’s a promise you can stand on: ‘He makes everything work out according to his plan’ (v. 11 NLT).
God knows ‘the text’ of your life. Pray and He will reveal it to you.
‘GOD rewrote the text of my life when I opened the book of my heart to his eyes.’ 2 Samuel 22:25 MSG