God’s timing is certainly not the same as ours. Our every day is pigeon holed into to-do lists, work, appointments, vacation time, workouts, meals and other activities. We like things to be organized and well planned – but we often forget that God is in control of the master plan He’s already laid it out for us.
As King Solomon clearly stated, there is a time for everything under heaven, but in the end we all face the same destination. We will die. Our bodies will be returned to dust. We will be no different than any other living thing when it comes to that time of passing. Death is as inevitable as taxes. No matter how long we try to extend life, we know we won’t live much longer than the average life expectancy.
Why are we allowed to roam around this planet for a span of 70-90 years? Some say that we make an impression during our lifetime. We leave an indelible mark on those we leave behind. We serve a purpose. So what exactly is that purpose?
We have been set apart from the animals in that we’ve been blessed with the ability to reason – to think – to plan, but we also have been blessed with God’s unconditional love in spite of our stupid mistakes. He wants only what’s best for us. We must learn to place Him in the highest esteem – trust Him – depend on Him – believe that He will use us for His purpose.
These are not easy things for us as human, sinful beings to do. We like the feeling of independence. We thrive on our own accomplishments. We enjoy being praised for what we’ve done. To turn that all around and become totally reliant on someone else is a difficult concept, but once that happens., you have the freedom to do God’s work efficiently. Because of Him, we are no longer slaves to sin, but brothers and servants of the Almighty God. That’s what I call purpose!