It Starts with Surrender

Every journey has its moments of clarity, where purpose and ambition intersect with faith. Maybe you’ve felt it, that tug at your heart urging you to seek a greater purpose, to move beyond the horizon you’ve always known. You might be wondering where this drive comes from and how to align it with God’s plan for you.

Seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you.

– Matthew 6:33 NKJV

Drawing from the words of the talented Matthew West, we gain a profound understanding: “A lot of times right now, I look at the fruit of my ambition, and I know why there’s fruit. It’s because I made the choice to lay down my plans. I wanted to be a baseball player. And my dad always said, ‘God’s plan for you is a major league dream compared to your minor league dreams.’ And so, when you put down your own dreams, your own plan and say, ‘Lord I want what you have for me,’ then it’s endless possibilities.”

When you prioritize God’s desires over your own, everything else falls into place (Matthew 6:33). It’s a promise that God will provide and guide, offering an abundance of blessings in every aspect of your life.

Aligning your ambitions with God’s purpose is key to unlocking endless possibilities.

Now, you might be wondering, How do I begin to seek God’s purpose? How can I align my ambitions with His plan? The answer lies within the desires of your heart.

  • Reflect upon them.
  • Ask yourself if they serve a greater purpose, if they resonate with God’s love, compassion and desire for you.
  • Remember, His plans for you are always for good, even if they seem challenging or different from your current path.

Each time you feel the weight of decision or the pull of ambition, remember Matthew West’s words and scripture’s guidance. You are designed for incredible things.

Today’s One Thing

Start with a simple, yet profound act of surrender. Today, set aside a few quiet moments in prayer. In that quiet space, offer up your ambitions, dreams and plans. Lay them at the feet of the Almighty and earnestly ask Him to guide your path according to His divine plan.

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