Blessed is the man that endureth temptation: for when he is tried, he shall receive the crown of life, which the Lord hath promised to them that love him.
Today the verse of the day steered me in a different direction yet it is a similar thought.
As I am meditating on Gods word and I am just so thankful for my life. I could look at my life and say you know what I play guitar but I am not successful. Did I just think that I was suppose to play guitar? Did I just miss my call? Did I disobey God and go in to a field that I was not suppose to pursue because I am not a big star and on millions of records. People don’t really like my music all that much. Just a hand full of people actually like my music. So should I say I am a failure.
I could ask all those questions but here is the thing I must really understand deep inside my soul.
Every turn, every disobedience, every mistake, every anger, every happy thought, just every second of my life that has unfolded to this point is successful in Gods eyes. No mistake has been made because he knew me before I was born. He knew I would type this verse of the day before my mother conceived me. So I would definitely say I am a success and right where I need to be because of a promise written in the word of God that my heart has accepted as truth.
I have been made a vessel of God and he knew I would answer his call.
All of my days have been for a purpose and numbered. I have no clue as to what kind of impact I may have had on someones life just as others have made an impact on me that they were unaware of.
Being a superstar is great and wonderful I am sure. I would imagine it is awesome to be on stage in front of thousands of people but what I have realized this morning is that I am on a stage in front of millions of people and I am performing for God himself.
What an awesome thought this morning that success in the worlds eyes is only prestige, popularity, status and ego to mention a few of the self empowerment beliefs. Those things are the qualifications for success in the world but God’s success is quite different it involves humility, service, dedication through adversity and faith.
What an awesome thought that we shall receive a reward from the creator of heaven and earth because we endured hardships, setbacks, misfortunes, illnesses, and sufferings along with our progress in him.
I am thankful that God himself became man and dwelt among us because that’s the only way we could have known the father. Through Jesus Christ we must become a vessel of God.
So today as I move into another day given to me by Grace let me focus on the success of God and not man.
I am successful today. Now at this very moment I am performing on stage for God.
I trust in the promise…………………..
David W. Aucoin
Song for my day: ‘Mercy Endures’ Hillsong click here to listen