Sometimes I get caught up in the petty problems of this life. I get carried away. I focus on the negatives. I harbor over what others think of me. I constantly replay all the mistakes I made throughout the day in my mind. I lose sight of why I'm here. I forget my purpose.
As I was reading in my devotions I read something that really made me think. It mentioned that "God wants you to want Him as much as He wants you." It's so nice to know that somebody wants me. Somebody cares if I had a bad day. Somebody cares to listen. Somebody cares about the things I worry about. Somebody wants me even with all my mistakes.
It's so sad that the person who cares the most about me is the person I often put aside. I make time for others throughout the day, but God sometimes get's pushed aside. It's sad that what God thinks of me is often outweighed by everyone else's attitudes and comments about me. Instead I should be thinking of how God views me. How often I lose sight of my life and potential God has for me.
It's kinda like baking- even though the batter may look pretty messy when your mixing everything up and you wonder how it will ever turn out to be a worthy dessert you sometimes have to have faith that what you did will turn out. When it's put in the heat- it will show what you've put into the batter. It will either come out as a fail or a "nailed it."
Same with us, even though we may feel like our life is a mess and we feel ugly or unwanted, God is using all our "ingredients" to make us fully equipped to test the fire. We often have to trust in Him and know that what feels like a mess will one day show what we've put into our life. One day our lives will be tested with fire and only what was done for Him will remain. It will show if we failed or if we "nailed it." Often we get carried away in what our lives look like before we get put in the oven. When we should be focusing on the end result. Don't get downcast on your life by what you see right now- keep focused on the end result!
Live out your life and put ingredients into your bowl that will be worth the end result! Take time to spend with God and thank Him for all that He's done. Look at the ways He has provided. Remember the things He's done for you. Recall His promises to you! Don't live a life that is worthy of a failure, but rather live a life so when you reach heaven you can say "I nailed it!"