We know that in all things God works for the good of those who love Him, who have been called according to His purpose. – Romans 8:28
God is purposeful in all things that he does. Including giving us a purpose for being. We do not know what that is initially because like any good Father, He wants us to grow and become what we should be. He has plans for us but He also allows us free will and sometimes we choose not to follow those plans. We are God’s children whether we are on the path He would like us to be on or if we are lost in the dark forest of our own worldly desires.
Who are God’s Children?
We are all creations of God (Colossians 1:16) but we are not all children of God (Galatians 3:26) we only become His children through faith. It makes sense to me that in order for God to be my father I have to believe He exists. Accepting Jesus as the savior of my life and making conscious changes to put God first is what allows me to be God’s child. One must receive God as their everything (John 1:12) and He will give us the blessing of being His children. I want my father’s blessing, I yearn for it.
What do you think God has planned for you?
I don’t know the answer to that because I don’t know His plans, but I do know I started this site because I felt burdened by the problems I face as a man in Christianity and the problems others have spoken to me about. That burden translated in to me using the talents God has given me like writing and building sites. I don’t know if this will touch any brother in Christ or not but I will continue writing and sharing Jesus in ways I know how to. If for some reason I feel like He wants me moving in another direction I will follow Him because I am his workmanship (Ephesians 2:10) and as such I will walk in his plans.
What does it mean to be a child of God?
To me it means acknowledgement of His unending grace. It’s also recognizing that we do not have control. That’s probably the hardest thing that I face is balancing that desire to chase God and be without control but I’ve gotten better. I acknowledge I am second or lower on the totem pole when necessary. It doesn’t mean I do it flawlessly though. I don’t profess my faith from an educated position in theology either. I think that knowledge of the Bible gives us a far better understanding of God’s intentions and desires for our lives. So I fear that maybe I am sending the wrong message sometimes so I pray about it, a lot (Philippians 4:6-7). It’s why I will never speak from a soap box I don’t think God wants me, or us as Christians to do that. To be a child of God is to be a soul who believes in Christ and is okay with letting go of control we think that we have and letting God help us (Isaiah 41:13-14) as he promises.
He will ensure we are on the path he intends if we keep our gaze fixed on him. He is a good Father in letting us wander and come back because it allows us to share our testimony and not speak piously of God but humbly about God. There is no Father as good as that and there never will be.