Growing up as a young boy, I always desired to become a motivational speaker. I kept envisioning myself speaking to thousands of people. Because of this drive, I loved consuming the materials of some exceptional speakers and authors and even though I would become just like them in the future to come. The message that kept coming to mind having consumed these materials was that I could become anything I want to become in life, if you can dream it, you can be it and few others.
Along the path, God began to help me modify this desire into something much bigger and better. It was like a paradigm shift took place in me, from a young boy desiring to become a motivational speaker to a young man making a difference through the gospel.
Then I began seeing things from God’s perspective, His viewpoint and no longer mine. I realized then that I can’t become anything I want to become in life. As nice as and motivating this may sound to your hearing, it’s more misleading than you could imagine. God didn’t create you so that you can become anything you want to become in life, He created you for a specific purpose! People who think that they become anything they want to become in life are likely to walk out of Gods plan and purpose for their life.
The day you came into Christ (born again), you cease to become anything you want to become in life. All the ambitions, desires and plans you once had, all passed away. It is no longer your desires, plans or ambitions but His. You ceased living for yourself but for Him. You were not created to do your own will but His will.
Heb. 10:7 “Then I said, ‘here I am – it is written about me in the scroll- I have come to do your will, O God”. Just as it is spoken of Jesus here, it is the same for us also. It was written of Jesus of all that should/would happen as He journeyed through the face of the earth, so also, God’s plan for you and I have been mapped out and which is to do His will.
Quit telling people they can become anything they want to become in life and tell them they can become all that God wants them to become. Doing this takes the focus and attention off themselves and placing it on Him. This is what God wants for you and me.
2 Cor. 5:15 “And he died for all, that those who live should no longer live for themselves but for him who died for them and was raised again”. Rom. 14:7-8 “For none of us lives to himself alone and none of us dies to himself alone. If we live, we live to the Lord; and if we die, we die to the Lord. So, whether we live or die, we belong to the Lord”. Gal. 2:20 “I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me”.
People who can become anything that they want to become in life are those who don’t have a sense of Gods plan and purpose for their life. I refuse to become anything I want to become in life. I become that which God wants me to become in life.