There are so many good things in our life that we could choose from, but which should we choose? Out of all the things we could do and have in our life, how do we know which is the best for us? We only have one self and one life, so how do we make the best decision that will give the most to our life?
For the past few weeks I struggled with all these questions. My ambitious heart desired a lot of things, but my own self could only handle so much. I had a full-time job, taught piano, wrote blogs every week, took bible classes, and on top of everything I was in the process of writing a book and also wanted to start a business I had planned for a couple of months. I reached a point in my life where I could not handle everything and ended up accomplishing nothing, but most importantly God started to diminish away in my busy life.
I prayed and asked God to show me which path was the best decision for me. Everything seemed good, but I was not able to have everything and God started to lose priority in my life. I was confused on what exactly was blocking God from truly reflecting in my life. His answer was simple yet true: It was me – I was fogging up my own mirror and taking away God’s reflection from my life.
God wants us to live a life that mirrors him and not us. Everything good in this earth was not all meant for us. We were never made to take all the good things, but to take only the good things that were meant for us.
So how do we make the best decision for our lives? It is simple: To choose the one that will mirror God the best way possible in our life.
God never intended for our lives to glorify ourselves, but to only glorify him. 2 Corinthians 3:18 says,“So all of us who have had that veil removed can see and reflect the glory of the Lord. And the Lord – who is the spirit – makes us more and more like him as we are changed into his glorious image.”
Ask yourself this: Is your life mirroring God? And if it is not, what is covering it up? Who do you see in your mirror, God’s reflection or yours? Is your reflection taking up the room for God’s reflection to be in your life? God calls each of our lives to reflect him and to become more like his image and not our own.
We ourselves are the greatest threat of blocking God’s image into our lives. It can be easy to focus our life on ourselves and to be self-centered, choosing the life we want and not what God wants for us. But to live a life that truly mirrors God means living a life that God wants for us. As much as we have our own desires for our own life, living a life that surrenders and follows christ means to let God make the best decisions for us.
Pray and ask God to lead you into the things he wants for your life. Your life was only meant to reflect the glory of God, so do not let your selfishness remove God’s glory on your life because that is exactly what satan wants. It always cost something to get something, but don’t let the cost be cutting God short in your life. Let go of the things you desire in your heart and chase after what God wants for you.
Be a mirror that reflects God’s glory and not your own. When others see you, shine his light towards them and let his image be ever present upon your life. So remember, only God can make the best decisions for you.