Psalm 139 verses 23 and 24 say this. “Search me, O God, and know my heart. Try me and know my thoughts, and see if there be any grievous way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting.” Right now I’ve been going through a season of evaluation and gut checking, and allowing God to go deep with me and show me some areas in my life where I’ve become more focused on doing things for Him than I have on becoming the person He created me to be.
And it’s with that thought that I want to carry out here today. God is more concerned with the person you become than the things that you end up doing, but the reality is when you become the person God intends for you to be, you will inevitably end up doing the things He’s always intended for you to do. It’s in becoming who we’re meant to be that we serve out the greater purpose of our lives, and yet the temptation, the danger is we get so busy doing that we neglect the process, if you will, of becoming. As I step back and evaluate some things in my life here over the last few weeks, I realize there are some places where I’ve allowed the doing to supersede the becoming, to become more of the focus than the becoming.
It’s in these times where God searches our heart, He begins to reveal things to us, and He calls us back to His side to be still and know that He is God. To spend more time in His presence, more time listening, more time praying, more time in the Word, and allowing His Spirit to transform us from the inside out. And so today, I want to encourage you to always monitor where you’re at in this process of becoming. Have you gotten so busy doing that you’re no longer focused on being the person God’s created you to be?
Do a little soul searching. More importantly, ask God to search your heart just as David did here in Psalms, and let Him reveal those things that you need to address, those places where you need to make some course adjustments, and remember it’s in becoming who we’re intended to be that we’ll end up doing all the things we’re intended to do. Hope you have a great day, and I’ll talk to you again soon