So recently I was having a conversation with a very dear friend, and she gave me the incredible insight that we don’t only have to get rid of the harmful expectations in our lives, but also the overly ambitious ones as well. Let me explain.
Recently I’ve had this intense need for God’s purpose. His powerful and prevailing purpose. However, there’s just one problem: I feel the need for this purpose to be HUGE…MONUMENTAL in fact. But this attitude has gotten in the way of my living everyday as a purpose for God. By my waiting for God to show me what my grand purpose in life is, I’ve missed out on daily purpose in impacting others’ lives.
I’ve desired the results of God’s power more than the active pursuit of His face and His love. God’s plan for my life should never overshadow the sheer joy and peace in the fact that He has everything under control.
So let me quote part of the long version of the Serenity Prayer as the phrase “One Day at a Time” just keeps popping up in my life.
“Living one day at a time;
enjoying one moment at a time;
accepting hardships as the pathway to peace;
taking, as He did, this sinful world
as it is, not as I would have it:
Trusting that He will make all things
right if I surrender to His Will”