God's Two-Part Master Plan
Have you ever wondered why you have a longing in your soul that cannot be satisfied? No matter how you try to fill it with money, stuff, a great career, or new relationships, you still feel dissatisfied.
This longing might sometimes make you feel like you are incomplete and that God made a mistake when He knit you together in your mother’s womb, but He didn’t. He didn’t leave anything out. Instead, He strategically placed this void inside of you as a gift. This is what I call the “hole in your soul.” God placed His Master Plan in your heart and it has two parts: For Him to be glorified and to have a relationship with those He created. It’s designed to make you long for Him.
Because God wants to be glorified and also wants to have a personal relationship with you, what does this mean? Does He want you to just go to church or check a little box on a tiny piece of paper indicating that you have accepted Him as Lord and Savior?
To suggest that God would go to such great lengths to prove His love by dying on a tree so that we would check an “I am saved” box without giving Him genuine acts of love and relationship in return is an insult to the One who made us.
If you don’t have an intimate relationship with God and glorify Him with your life, it’s impossible to experience true fulfillment.
Intimacy with God
Intimacy isn’t just for earthly relationships; it’s also for relationship with God. Some people believe that because they can’t see God they can’t have a real relationship with Him. You may not be able to see Him but you can have an intimate, vibrant relationship with Him that is as real as one with your best friend.
In the early morning hours, I spend time reading my Bible and I turn my attention toward God. I pray for Him to speak to me through His Word—and during this time I am often reminded why I have been created.
I have been created to be a businessman, husband, father, and friend. But more than anything, I have been created to be God’s child. There are times when I sit with Him that a deep satisfaction swells over me. Yes, this is what I was created for. This is where I belong. There is nothing this side of heaven like knowing the One who knows me through and through.
Here’s a secret: You can sense God’s love. You can go to church, raise your hands, and soak in hour after hour of Christian music. You can read your Bible and memorize scriptures and still feel unfulfilled because true love is proven by action. The point of our lives must be to make Him famous, or to glorify Him. This matches His Master Plan.
If you want to experience the highest level of fulfillment, you must first know the God who made you. You must also make it your goal to make Him famous, which means you must glorify Him.
To glorify Him means that you put the spotlight on Him and you leverage everything you can in your life to lift Him up so that others can see Him. You maximize all you have been given to show and tell others about Him. You use your money, skills, talents, and passions. You use everything that you are. If you make this your goal, you will experience a deep joy that cannot in any way come from selfishly serving yourself and building your own kingdom.
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