O mortal, what is good. And what does the Lord require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God. Micah 6:8
Here’s your interesting, but irrelevant fact of the day. SeungBeom Cho of South Korea is the world record holder for solving the Rubik’s Cube puzzle. In 2017, SeungBeom restored the cube in a mind-boggling 4.59 seconds. His performance makes me feel like such a slacker. I haven’t looked at the stopwatch lately, but it is still ticking away at about 31+ years.
Yes, that’s right. I’m still waiting to crack the code for the Rubik’s Cube my parents gave me on Christmas morning when I was eight years old. That’s if you don’t count the time when I peeled off all the stickers and re-glued them back in hopes of looking like a smart cookie.
The Rubik’s Cube is a puzzle I have yet to crack (mark my words – it will happen one day). The only thing that once appeared more puzzling than that colorful cube was unlocking God’s will for my life. As Christians, we often equate God’s will with some complicated algorithm. It feels like a spiritual “choose our own adventure” book where you’re terrified of picking the wrong route.
This perceived pressure makes us hesitate not only to open some doors, but it causes us to resist closing others as well. We either push harder or are left paralyzed and plagued by doubt and worry.
We want so desperately to move from Step A to Step Z in no time flat. If there were a fast pass to get to the head of the line to ensure we were where God had called us, many of us would take this option in a heartbeat. But, that’s not how God works.
Not only does this approach require no faith and dependence, but it also ignores a critical point. Every day God is shaping our character. Too often we are so concerned about the future that we ignore the opportunities presented to us today.
And, here’s the craziest thing. His will for us today is the same as it was yesterday and will be years from now. He wants us to “act justly, love mercy and walk humbly with God.” Pretty simple, isn’t it? God’s will is not so much about what we do, but rather who we are becoming.
So, when you think of His purpose for your life, don’t let your eyes wander down the path. Instead, remember that walking humbly with God requires a first step, which is presented to you today. What is the next right thing you can do to bring God glory? Have the courage to step out in faith knowing you are in God’s will right at that very moment.
- What is the next right thing you can do today to bring God glory?
God, I must confess that I make knowing Your will too complicated. I want to see the complete picture. But, You require me to walk by faith. Today, may I sense where You are leading me and have the boldness to obey. Thank You for taking each step with me. In Your name, Jesus. Amen.