Colossians 1:9-10 says “… So we have not stopped praying for you since we first heard about you. We ask God to give you complete knowledge of His will and to give you spiritual wisdom and understanding. Then the way you live will always honor and please the Lord, and your lives will produce every kind of good fruit. All the while, you will grow as you learn to know God better and better…”
Your life was planned out before you were born, before you spoke a word, or thought a thought. // Psalm 139:13 // Galatians 1:15 // Jeremiah 1:5)
Although it is easy to worry and become stressed out over what our future holds, we serve a God who created that future.
I believe Colossians 1 can be a prayer of our hearts continually… I find myself praying this everyday: “Lord I ask that You give me a complete knowledge of Your will for my life, that You provide me with spiritual wisdom and understanding.”
I can guarantee you that if you walk in faith, and seek the Lord fervently, He will reveal His will for your life to you. When you devote your thoughts, prayers, and actions to Christ, not in a religious way, but as a lifestyle change, His hand will begin to move in your life. So many people want to know what their purpose is here in this world, and I have one answer, always. Seek the one who gave you purpose! God knows, always has, and always will, every single day of your life was written in advance. When we are tempted to try and figure something out about our future, we should learn to go to God first. How much worry, anxiety, and stress could we eliminate simply by always going to the source.
As we learn more about God, we will learn more about the will He has for our lives. He will impart vision/burden/&passion about the things He has called us to do!
Colossians goes on to say that this wisdom, this understanding, will change our lives. It will bear fruit and allow us to live honorable lives for the Lord. As we seek out the Lord we will grow to know Him better and better every single day. The by-product of studying, pursuing wisdom, and prayer is an abundantly fruitful life.
To find purpose and vision we must seek the Lord passionately everyday!! Matthew 7:7-8 says “Keep on asking, and you will receive what you ask for. Keep on seeking, and you will find. Keep on knocking, and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks, receives. Everyone who seeks, finds. And to everyone who knocks, the door will be opened.”
Lord, let us strive to live in this everyday! Let us not settle for mediocrity, and complacent Christianity in our lives, but instead let us live boldly & fruitfully, coming to Your throne room in worship daily, and seeking Your face in everything we do and say. Amen!