As children, we all live with the thought of, “When I grow up I’m going to…..”
As a child, I dreamed of being an architect. I had notebooks full of designs. I charted my course in that direction and attended Middle Georgia College. I made several discoveries that year. One big discover was this choice was going to be really hard considering how challenged I was with Pre-Algebra. I guess the greatest discovery I made was not in the classroom. It was the world I found inside the pages of the Bible. I recall not being able to read enough and I looked for opportunities to share with others what I was discovering.
It was through the reading of God’s Word that I made decisions on how I was going to live and the path in life I was going to follow. Reading Psalm 119:1-5 today reminded me of those days at Middle Georgia College.
You’re blessed when you stay on course, walking steadily on the road revealed by God. You’re blessed when you follow his directions, doing your best to find him. That’s right—you don’t go off on your own; you walk straight along the road he set. (The Message).
Are you in love with God’s Word today? Do you read His Word in hopes of getting closer to Him? Are you freely giving yourself, your will, your dreams, and aspirations to him? Stay the course whether or not you are living out those hopes and dreams. In relentless pursuit, seek the wisdom of God.
Trust God from the bottom of your heart; don’t try to figure out everything on your own. Listen for God’s voice in everything you do, everywhere you go; he’s the one who will keep you on track. Don’t assume that you know it all. Run to God! (Proverbs 3:5-7, The Message).
One way God reveals himself to us is through the Bible. If the Bible is not a part of your daily life I encourage you to make it. I bet that when you do He will help you stay the course. Honestly, it’s not always easy. Often times the road can seem unmarked. Keep your eyes open for him. Trust him today. Take a moment or two and read Psalm 119.
I am confident He will help you finish the statement, “When I grow up I’m going to….” No matter what age you are today.