"How do I get from where I am to where I want to be?" is a question on lots of people's minds. Some folks believe that there is some kind of magic pill or formula to help them discover what they've been missing all their lives. So, they're ever searching for their "Morpheus" to give them the red pill that gives them access to The Matrix.
But there is no magic pill. There is no secret formula. There is no shortcut. The only one in control of your future and destiny is God. Thus, the only way to find the abundant life after which you seek, is to get wrapped up and tied up in the Lord. He is our source of life, hope, and peace. HE alone is our sustainer and the lifter up of our head. (Read Psalm 3:3)
He alone is the life-giving, life-sustaining power. Everything we need is in Him. I'm reminded of a comment that Keisha, one of our faithful blog readers made. She said, "If we seek God first, honor him first, everything else will fall in place." (The rest of her comment can be read here)
See, many individuals are chasing after a life of privilege, fame, fortune, "success" and happiness--but what they aren't doing is chasing after GOD. His word never told us to pursue the stuff. No. We should be pursuing, seeking, and panting after the Father. "As the deer pants for the water brooks, so my soul pants for You, O God" (Psalm 42:1).
When we seek after Him, then we'll find all we'll ever want and need for satisfaction, joy and genuine fulfillment. After all, the temporal things will leave us feeling hollow, empty, and incomplete. Only Jesus Christ is the living water we crave. Like He told the woman at the well, "...whoever drinks of the water that I shall give him will never thirst." (See John 4:14)
So learn to be content where you are. "for I have learned, in whatsoever state I am, therewith to be content" (Philippians 4:11b). While you're on the road to destiny, go hard after God. Seek after Him with all your heart. Before you know it, your desires will be conformed to His desires. And your joy will come from a life of serving Him.
Again, there is no magic pill or formula to help you arrive at the place God has predestined for you. No matter what things look like today, you can find comfort in knowing that you need only seek and trust the Lord with all your heart. He'll take care of the rest.
As always, thanks for reading, and until next time... may you be empowered to prosper!