A man brought his arrogant, bitter and cruel boss home for dinner. He had spoken often about how difficult it was to work for him. Quietly, his son stared at the guest for quite some time but said nothing.
Finally, the boss asked, “Why are you staring at me?”
“Because,” said the boy, “dad says you are a self-made man and I’m wondering why you made yourself the way you are.”
The Bible tells us that we were created in the image of God, that we were designed to do the things we were created to do: love Him, worship Him and serve others.
Whenever we try to make ourselves into something other than what God intended for us to be, we end up in disaster. God has great plans for each of us. He wants our lives to be filled with the joy that comes from knowing His Son, Jesus Christ as our Savior. He wants us to feel the comfort of His presence. He wants us to realize that His peace is available when our hearts are troubled.
Most of all He wants us to give Him first place in our lives. When we live our lives the way He designed us to live our lives, we will live God-made lives.
Prayer: Father, there are times when each of us think mistakenly that we know what is best for us. Help us to seek You with all of our hearts so that we may be who You want us to be: in Jesus’ Name. Amen.
Scripture for Today: Matthew 6:33 But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.