Jesus replied, “Let us go somewhere else—to the nearby villages—so I can preach there also. That is why I have come.” (Mark 1:38)
Steve Jobs said, “Don’t let the noise of other people’s opinions drown out your inner voice.” Steve Jobs had a vision for Apple. He knew, despite the opposition of those around him, that he was meant to create something different. It was not his destiny to do what every other technology company was already doing. He was meant to stand out and change the world. He was meant to do more. His purpose was to share a new level of technology that would change the way we lived.
Jesus knew his purpose. He came to reach the lost. He knew he was called to bring truth to the world and offer salvation to humankind. The support of those around him or even those he came to reach was not needed. What they knew or believed did not change why he had come. He would not sway from God’s plan for his life.
As much as we would like those around us to support our God-given purpose, it doesn’t always happen. Yet, when we keep our eyes on Jesus, we can be assured that he will not lead us astray. As Christ-followers, we must be willing to pursue our purpose with or without the support of others. Surrendering to God should always take first priority in our lives.
Surrender your will to God’s purpose for your life.
Tara Klein—a lover of words—shares her imperfect, unconventional Christian journey as a female, mother, and wife to invite others into God’s unconditional love.
© 2020 Wesleyan Publishing House. Reprinted from Light from the Word. Used by permission. Scriptures taken from the Holy Bible, New International Version®, NIV®.