I was created for a reason, too. To do things like loving God with all my heart, soul, and mind and loving my neighbor as myself (Matthew 22:37-39), and good works (Ephesians 2:10), and, as the Westminster Shorter Catechism says, "to glorify God and enjoy him forever." But I find that I really don't spend much time performing the function for which intended because I am too busy performing functions that God never, ever intended me to perform at all. I can't do my job because I am too stinking busy doing God's job . . . or at least trying to—with miserable results.
It is time to get this through my thick head:
- I wasn't created to build my kingdom on this earth. That includes having the house I want in the place I want it with the weather that I want around it and the stuff I want in it.
- I wasn't created to impress people and make them think highly of me and put me on a pedestal because that is where I get my worth.
- I wasn't created to worry about my appearance.. . . how pretty or fit or thin or young I look or what I wear.
- I wasn't created to defy gravity or the aging process.
- I wasn't created to get things done at the expense of loving other people.
- I wasn't created to work the system in my favor and "fake it til you make it."
- I wasn't created to so that the world could revolve around me.
- I wasn't created to come up with all the answers.
- I wasn't created to create my children in my own image.
- I wasn't created to be the Holy Spirit to my children.
- I wasn't created to believe in myself or follow my heart.
- I wasn't created to fear or huddle in a corner in self-protection.
- I wasn't created to fret while the nations rage.
- I wasn't created to have my life wrapped up in a neat and tidy box.
- I wasn't created to be in control of my world at all.