God Owns Us, So Relax
The modern-day mantra this generation has embraced is, “you can be anything you want to be, you can do anything you want to do”. Everywhere you turn, life coaches, motivational speakers, the swimming champ giving a talk at a primary school, TV ads. This philosophy has also infiltrated the pulpit and our christian teachers. Yes its good advice for doing your best, going for gold, pushing yourself to be the man God wants you to be. Or is it?
Does Jesus see it that way? Is that God’s message to the true believer? How does that mantra fit into the very fiber of our spiritual walk with God.
Paul says in 1 Corinthians 7 that we are bought with a price. That each of us when we gave our lives to Jesus, when we came to the Lord and said, I’m yours now Lord, do with me what you will.
I don’t believe he then goes on to say. “OK buddy, now go out and do the best you can, be the best you can be and be what you want to be. If God owns us then He knows exactly where we fit in, who He wants us to be.
Many of us struggle with this because as the months and years pass we still are confused with who we are and what place we are to fulfill God’s plan. When in fact we are exactly where we are supposed to be, with those we are supposed to be with, and in the exact place we are to be. Of course we always want to do more, be more for God and show God how much we love Him by doing the best we can with what He gave us.
There is a fine line between doing our best for God and letting God do His best through us because what God may see as His best for us may have gotten garbled in transmission some where along the line in our communication with Him as we pursue being our best for Him
So if we are bought with a price then God owns us. If God owns us then it is up to Him how He wants to use us, what He wants to use us for and when He wants to bring it altogether.
If you are struggling with your God identity which is a common affliction with us Christians, just relax, God owns us so let Him worry about all the rest.