Passing through the den on my way to the kitchen I heard a line from a pre-approved movie that Baby Girl GRAND was watching.
“And who will I be when this is over?”
If I give myself to the one goal of mother, as important, as honorable and as good as it is; who will I be when the Babies are grown?
If I give myself to the one goal of wife, as important, as honorable and as good as it is; who will I be if he goes to Heaven before me?
If I give myself to the one goal of my chosen career, as important, as honorable and as good as it is; who will I be when I retire; or heaven forbid I am unable to work anymore?
If I give myself to the one goal of serving in the Church, as important, as honorable and as good as it is; who will I be when someone younger or ????? comes along and takes my place?
See my point? Finding who we are in a function, a title, a career, even the people we love will leave us wondering when the functioning and the people wear old or out. And we must something!
Goals are a must. If we do not have them, we perish.
Proverbs 29:18 a 21st Century King James Version (KJ21)
18 Where there is no vision, the people perish; . . . via Proverbs 29:17-19 KJ21 – Correct thy son, and he shall give thee – Bible Gateway.
BUT only ONE purpose will last. Only ONE relationship NEVER goes away. Only ONE ministry is forever.
JESUS, The ONE and ONLY
So how are you doing with this ONE?
Philippians 1:26-28 The Message (MSG)
22-26As long as I’m alive in this body, there is good work for me to do. If I had to choose right now, I hardly know which I’d choose. Hard choice! The desire to break camp here and be with Christ is powerful. Some days I can think of nothing better. But most days, because of what you are going through, I am sure that it’s better for me to stick it out here. So I plan to be around awhile, companion to you as your growth and joy in this life of trusting God continues. You can start looking forward to a great reunion when I come visit you again. We’ll be praising Christ, enjoying each other. via Philippians 1:26-28 MSG – As long as I’m alive in this body, – Bible Gateway.
We have the God-given Right to do right in this wrong World,
So grateful JESUS that You are the One and Only and that in Your grace You have made Yourself known to us. Thank You for friends who gather here to read and to pray. I pray for each of us to know who we are in You. Yes because we have that need but foremost because when we are certain that we are in You, when our identity is founded in You then all else is made better. Thank You. And we bring our sick and afflicted to You as we often do asking that You heal them. And continuing to ask for grace and mercy and space to repent for our wayward ones, our rebellious, and oblivious ones. For Israel we pray for peace and safety, a subduing of Her enemies; for America we pray for mercy and an outpouring of conviction of sin and righteousness for JESUS name sake. Amen and amen.