Tuesday, June 06, 2006

If God Were To Have His Way...

"If God were to have His way, what would my ___________ look like 5 years from now? Filling in the blank does something to you, or at least it does to me. It forced me to seriously consider how much freedom I was giving God to work in me and consequently in my future. I mean it's one thing to spend all your time living in the past looking at what God has done, but God is also the God of the future and He wants to do something with mine and yours.

The question is "What does He want to do?" and secondly "How does He want to do it?" Jer. 29:11 "I KNOW PLANS I HAVE FOR YOU" tells me that He constantly has something in mind for me that is bigger than anything I have seen thus far. The second question generally involves cost. God doesn't charge me for a brighter future but in order to go there, I have to be purified, pruned and refined. If I could get to the next step without anything changing in me, I'd already be there. Changing is challenging but well worth the reward.

So... if God were to have His way in your life, what would your life look like 5 years from now?

3 comments:

Danica said...

Maybe I'll have one of those things...what are they called? A career? Hmmm, maybe not.

Sonya said...

Danica, you crack me up. :)

Tim, I can't tell you what my life will look like in 5 years. It's very hush-hush. Only God knows. ;)
I can tell you this though...I think it's going to be very exciting!

Tim said...

I think that both of you will have an amazing life 5 years from now. Sonya will be a youth pastor (not sure how Gary is going to manage that...) and Danica will be her assistant. She'll lead small groups based on C.S. Lewis.

Thanks for always checking in.