One of my undergraduate degrees is in education, and I had to take a course in biology for a full year as part of my degree requirements. I really enjoyed that course because it was extremely detailed; we studied the neurological and circulatory systems of the human body. At the end of the class, a question burst into my mind: “Now that you know what the human body is, do you know why it is?”
Education can give us knowledge, but it can’t always give us reasons. It is more important to know why you were born than to know the fact that you were born. If you don’t know your reason for existence, you will begin to experiment with your life, and that is dangerous.
Let me ask you some difficult but necessary questions:
Have you changed jobs several times in the last few years?
Do you keep changing your major in college?
Do you do one thing for a time and then go on to something else because you are bored or dissatisfied?
If so, you lack vision. You were not created to be bored and dissatisfied. I want to squeeze everything I can out of each day because I have a vision that keeps me passionate. Proverbs 6:10–11 says, “A little sleep, a little slumber, a little folding of the hands to rest—and poverty will come on you like a bandit and scarcity like an armed man.”
You must choose where you want to go in life and then be decisive and faithful in carrying it out.
Father God, You have created me to love and serve You. Please direct me in vision so that I will know the reason for my existence and be faithful in fulfilling it. In Jesus’ name, amen.
Thought: Having purpose and vision enables you to answer the question, “Why was I born?”
Reading: Psalm 143–145; 1 Corinthians 14:21–40
-Daily Power And Prayer Devotional (Myles Munroe)