As we prepare to move into a new year, I am sure we all face various circumstances that are beyond our control. Sometimes what we need is actually not more power but more clarity. Three times in the Gospels, Jesus was approached by someone obviously needing healing and he said to them, "What do you want me to do for you?" Jesus assumed nothing but asked them to declare what they wanted. Maybe their greatest need was clarity. What do you really want?
Not what do other people want for you? We all know that many other people have a wonderful plan for our lives! What do YOU want? What are the desires God has put within your heart?
Although we are to live with a servant heart, we can't live our life for others or we will become dependent on their approval, constantly looking for their affirmation. We are to live for an audience of one and that One (Jesus) asks us to consider what we want.
The end of another year provides us with a perfect opportunity to reflect on the answer to that question – one that only you can answer.
So what do you want?
Getting clear on that has a ripple affect on everything else in our life, including our priorities and our decisions.
“Take delight in the Lord, and he will give you the desires of your heart.” Psalm 37:4 NIV