Many people do not rest well because they are searching for their purpose in a position, title, or status. We’re told by our culture that these things define us, but they aren’t what allow us to find true fulfillment and peace. God places a purpose, a dream, in each of our hearts, and that purpose trumps our position.
God wants you to know Who He is, so you can know who you are, so that you can be the person He created you to be. Ephesians 2:10 says, “For we are God’s masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so we can do the good things he planned for us long ago.” If we are not doing the things that God has planned for us to do, we are restless.
There should be something different about us, as followers of Christ. We don’t just represent ourselves; we represent the Creator, and His Church. The world will look at our lives to see whether we really believe what we say we believe. Be driven by the internal security offered in God, not from an external position or circumstances. The world can tell who or what holds your heart by what you say and the way you act.
God may desire for you to hold a position that looks less than appealing. But always be obedient to where God places you…you never know where it can take you. 1 Peter 5:6-7 says, “So be content with who you are, and don’t put on airs. God’s strong hand is on you; he’ll promote you at the right time. Live carefree before God; he is most careful with you.” Peace prevails over the circumstances when you are committed to the dream that God places in your heart.
Philippians 2:5-11—“You must have the same attitude that Jesus Christ had. Though he was God, he did not think of equality with God as something to cling to. Instead, he gave up his divine privileges; he took the humble position of a slave and was born as a human being. When he appeared in human form, he humbled himself in obedience to God and died a criminal’s death on a cross. Therefore, God elevated him to the place of highest honor and gave him the name above all others names, that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.”
Watch week four of our spring series Sweet Dreams Here
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