“For am I now seeking the approval of man, or of God? Or am I trying to please man? If I were still trying to please man, I would not be a servant of Christ.”
Galatians 1:10 ESV
I’m not here to do what I want to do or what others want but what I was created to do. How can it be that I would want to do anything less except that I settle for less? Doing God’s will isn’t always going to be glamorous or physically rewarding, (simply look at Jesus’ ending). However, it is only in doing that for which I was created that I will find true joy and contentment.
God did not create me for my pleasure but rather for His. When I get too focused on my pleasure instead of His I have forgotten the reason for which I have been created; to bring God pleasure through my worship. It’s not that God is opposed to my pleasure in life but that no pleasure should ever replace my worship of Him. He knows that my greatest joy will come in doing and serving the purpose for which I was created. Everything else will fall short.
What do I feel like I’ve been created for?
Do I find pleasure in serving and doing God’s will?
Am I somehow settling for less than what God wants for me?