Many people choose to believe what the world says over what God says. We let the lies we’re told by those around us get in the way of accomplishing our God-given purpose.
God has a calling for each of us, but we often think that what He has planned isn’t going to interest us or make us happy the way other things could. But know that God doesn’t want you to be miserable! Romans 12 says that God’s will is good, pleasing, and perfect. The plan He has for us is pleasurable–it won’t always be easy or comfortable, but it is good for us, and always worth it.
The religious crowd is no exception to telling us lies about who we really are. Religion points at our failures and focuses on them. It tries to tell us that we have to act a certain way and perform for God in order to be accepted by Him–that unless we do this and do that, He won’t be happy with us. But Jesus will meet you where you are, right now. Instead of condemning you for not being perfect, He will find you right in the middle of the crowd, connect with you, and begin to help you grow and fulfill your purpose.
The wide road of good and bad leads to the same destination. There are lies from those who want you to abandon God, and from those who would have you believe you have to perform for God for Him to love you, but they all lead the same way. The road Jesus wants us to follow is narrow. By placing our faith and trust in Him, we’ll see that the future is bright and full of purpose.
Know that we were all created by God in order to do the good things He planned for us. You have gifts, skills, talents, and resources that God has placed in your hands to steward so that many people will come to know Him. Do you trust more in what the crowd around you is saying, or do you put your trust in God to tell you who you are?