In America, one of the all-time favorite questions for kids is “What do you want to be when you grow up?”. After all, we can be whatever we want to be, right? Well, I decided, when I was younger, that I wanted to be a famous singer. I didn’t know exactly how or if I would get to that point, but it just seemed logical to share, what I loved to do, with the world. From the age of 12 to 18 years old, God provided for me to be involved with a local Christian theater, and I absolutely loved it! I began to see that God had given me a gift that I hadn’t even realized was there.
At the same time, though, I was being trained, in drama, by people who loved the Lord and wanted to use their gifts for His glory. God used this time to redirect my focus and to teach me that my gifts are not my own. But if they’re not really mine, whose are they? They’re God’s. I have been lent my gifts from the Lord, and He desires for me to use each one of them for His glory. He doesn’t want me to hide them, and He certainly doesn’t want me to use them for my own fame and glory. My gifts have been given to me so that I can glorify God, and although I may not know exactly what that will look like, I know that I can trust the Lord’s leading.
I encourage you to reassess the goals and dreams you have for your future. Are they the same plans that God has for you? If you’re not sure, then ask Him, and be open to the Lord’s leading. It may be very different from the direction you’re headed but believe me, His plans are far better than any you have for yourself.
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