Setting goals and achieving them definitely build confidence and self-esteem. I have a long list of achievements from learning to ride a back, writing, educational goals to making lifelong friends and instilling a love for God in my family.
But when your heart-felt attempts are rejected and your achievements scorned that’s when you plant your feet on the solid rock of Jesus Christ. The actions I take for the kingdom of God have eternal value, which is a life-long lesson.
I have set my own goals at times above God’s purposes. Of course, I didn’t always see the truth in the moment, just plowed ahead. Yet, God made me the way I am and knew I would need to plow.
God blesses our achievements to show us that we are wonderfully made. Therefore, the glory is His.
I had nothing to write about this morning, feeling down–amazing how God can comfort your heart with a simple thought once you meditate on it.
“the actions I take for the kingdom of God have eternal value” – this is so true, and I need to be reminded of it. These are achievements that we sometimes don’t see at the time.
Your neighbor at FMF#12
amazing how God can comfort your heart with a simple thought
Just popped by from FMF #14
So little now that I can do,
a rifle stock, a custom knife,
so little that might tell me true
that there was worth within my life.
The words I felt that I called to write
have faded into Amazon,
and in the falling of the night,
I wonder if, yes, I was wrong
to presume a higher gift
of a rhyme that could be song
that might give the world a lift…
but this just might have been effusion
of a well-meant grand illusion.
In truth and wisdom apply your rhyme, God knows your heart. He has designed you very well.
Knowing that our achievements for HIM matter most we can do today in a different light. Thank you for that peaceful thought. Jennifer FMF