And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose. Romans 8:28 KJV
We often read this passage and interpret it to mean that God is working our life story together so that we can have the life that we want. We take this as a consolation whenever things do not go the way we desire in expectation for a bigger thing that might be in our picture but not necessarily in God’s, this is not to say that God does not work at helping you have the life that you desire, after all, being made in his image God put those desires in you and it is his desire that you prosper.
But today let us see this passage in a slightly different light- that all things work together for good to them that love their God according to his purpose (His purpose for us being like Jesus Christ the firstborn). That everything that goes right or wrong works to make us more like Christ daily, that when we get broken, it is to tilt us towards the way that is God’s way. That when we all stand before God because all things has worked together for our good, we will stand as little representation of Jesus pointing to him as our perfect example, the human who lived out the image of God without fail. That all things work together for our good that the son may be glorified.
I Declare: Today I declare that God’s purpose for me is all that matters. I trust Him enough to use the circumstances of my and make me more like Jesus. As a child of God things work for me not against me!
Ignite Thought: The purpose is not a life lived nicely, the purpose is a life lived “Christly”