What are you made to do
'All things were made through Christ and for Christ.' Colossians 1:16 NCV
Today's technology is designed to be more and more 'intelligent', but what if a DVD player could really think? Would it get upset, 'I really want to make toast today!' Unrealistic! Design determines destiny. The designer knows what the design is best made to do.
'So, how can I discover God's destiny for me?' you wonder. Listen: 'As part of God's sovereign plan we were chosen from the beginning to be his, and all things happen just as he decided long ago' (Ephesians 1:11 TLB). Notice three things here: (1) You only discover your life's destiny through a relationship with Christ; (2) God determined your life's destiny before you existed; (3) Your destiny fits into a much larger destiny.
Not too many years ago, a Russian novelist called Andrei Bitov was growing up under the heavy communist regime, but God got his attention. He recalls, 'One dreary day while riding the Metro in St. Petersburg, I was overcome with a despair so great that life seemed to stop at once, pre-empting the future entirely, let alone any meaning. Suddenly, all by itself, a phrase appeared: without God life makes no sense. Repeating it in astonishment, I rode the phrase up like a moving staircase, got out of the Metro and walked into God's light.'
So what now? Are you settling for making toast when you're really a DVD player? Pray today that God, your master designer, would give you a glimpse of your destiny. 'All things were made through Christ and for Christ' (Colossians 1:16 NCV).
Soulfood: Ex 20:13 Gen 4:8-16 Pro 18:21 Matt 5:21-22,