Who and What, Continued
I am still wrestling with the two questions,”who are you,” and “what breaks your heart?”
While reading Jon & Dave Ferguson’s book “Finding Your Way Back To God,” I was intrigued by the chapter dealing with the question: “what on earth am I here for?” That truly is just another way of asking what breaks your heart. The Ferguson’s hit on something that resonates deep within me, when they say: “Fulfillment doesn’t come from self-absorbed pursuits. It comes from doing something that has meaning beyond ourselves.” As they examine the notion that God created each of us as individual pieces of art designed to do good works, we are reminded that this is all about accomplishing what God put us here to do and purposes for us to do from the beginning.
Ephesians 2:10 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.
Who are you? You are the special creation of Almighty God. You are His prized and loved creation.
What breaks your heart? What drives you to do what you do each day? What motivates you to think beyond yourself, beyond self-interests and desires, to want the best for someone else (or lots of someone else’s)? Don’t allow satan (I never capitalize his name,brecause Idon’t respect him enough to do that), to distract, dissuade and destroy. Draw closer to God each day and watch satan slink into the darkness where he belongs.
If you claim to be a follower of Jesus, then you must wrestle with the “who” and “what” questions as you commune with God in Scripture reading and prayer each day. You must come to a resolution to be the person God created you to be, and to go about the good works for which you were created to accomplish. This is my prayer for all who would dare to be so bold as to follow Christ.