Lately I have had this overwhelming need to define my life by success, but I have also had this overwhelming feeling to live and work to serve others and do what is best for the greater good. So needless to say there is on going internal battle. Here’s my question, why can’t I do both?
Isaiah chapters 51-53 has some important information and awesome things happen, but as I was reading, biblical history was not the first thing that came into my heart and mind, I started to think about what internal battles are we facing these days, the ones that keep you up at night over thinking and over analyzing? And what are you worrying about? Reading Isaiah 51:3 and 7 helped me calm down and realize that success comes from knowing that your comfort is in the Lord and understanding that what we are currently doing, where we are and where we want to go in life takes patience, belief and prayer. We should hold onto the notion that God will bring us comfort and salvation even in those moments when we least expect it and need it the most.
51: 3 For the Lord Comforts Zion; he comforts all her waste places and makes her wilderness like Eden, her desert like the garden of the Lord; joy and gladness will be found in her, thanksgiving and the voice of song.
51: 7 Listen to me, you who know righteousness, the people in whose heart is my law; fear not the reproach of man, nor be dismayed at their revilings.