Many of us work hard everyday with planning our tasks and goals in life, but have you ever feared that your hard work would result to nothing? Or even worse – your hard work would end up hurting you? Afraid that you will not be able to pursue your purpose or that you are pursuing the wrong purpose?
It has been a month now since I have been taking bible classes at my church. At first, I was afraid of enrolling to the classes because it would take a lot of my time and investment to complete the set of courses. I was afraid that I would not be able to find time to manage all my current responsibilities, but more than this, I was afraid that my hard work on pursuing my career towards ministry would result to nothing. I was afraid that I was not good enough to be successful towards this purpose that God has called me, and that I was pursuing the wrong purpose… so many “afraids” just continued to fill up my mind.
It can be so easy for us to fall for our own weaknesses and substitute God’s plan with our own plans; plans that we feel will fit for us. I made all the excuses I could make to justify myself against pursuing the call that God had for me. Filled with worries of failure, I prayed to God and asked him to help me. He then spoke to me through this verse:
“The horse is made ready for the day of battle, but victory rests with the Lord.” (Proverbs 21:31)
We can prepare and work hard as much as we want, but victory is all in Gods hands and not our own. We spend most of our time worrying about the end result, the victory, when we never had to worry about it because victory has already been in God’s hand.
Your victory is resting in God’s hand and it is going no where.
God made me realize that I was worrying about the wrong things, and that if I continued to dwell in my worries, I would never find my true purpose in my life. Don’t pursue a purpose that your eyes now can assure you will make it. What your eyes see now does not have the capability to show you what your true purpose is in Christ. See from God’s eyes and trust that he already has your victory resting in his hands.
Let your worries go and pursue the call God has placed in your heart. I am glad that I decided to enroll in the bible classes that I am currently in now. God has been able to help me manage my time, and I trust that the end result of my victory is waiting in his hands.
I encourage you all to trust the purpose and call that God has placed in your heart, regardless of how impossible it seems. Do not worry about the victory because God already has a hold of it. No one, including Satan cannot steal that victory away from God. Focus on what you are called to do today and let God take care of how you will make it tomorrow.
God’s strength is enough to carry you through and only he can help you pursue your purpose. The last thing you want to do is try to fulfill your purpose by yourself because it could lead you into pursuing the wrong purpose. John 5:15 says, “I am the vine and you are the branches. If you remain in me and I in you, you will bear much fruit; apart from me you are nothing.”
Count on God and make him your savior, hope, and defender. Your hard work does not add or subtract towards your victory because God already has your victory before you even knew your purpose. To pursue the right purpose means to give God the control over your life. He will be your best fighter and he will never fail you. So remember, allow God to pursue your purpose.