Two Wrestling Questions
LIFE IS NOT ABOUT GETTING WHAT YOU WANT.
As we rediscover Jesus and consider all that has happened in his name over the past two thousand years, one of the questions worthy of our pondering is: What does Jesus want? Take a moment. Think on that question. What do you think Jesus wants?
We find the answer to this question in Chapter 15 of the Gospel of John. Jesus just finished describing himself as the vine, God the Father as the vine grower, and you and me as the branches. He then went on to say, “I have told you this so that my joy might be in you and your joy might be complete” (John 15:11).
He wants to share his joy with us. He wants your joy to be complete. He wants what you want. Beneath it all, at the depths of your being, what is it that you really want? You want complete joy. You want the kind of joy that only God can give you.
There are always two questions wrestling in our hearts: 1) What do I want? 2) What does God want? Over time we discover that what we really want, deep inside, is what God wants for us. Wisdom is the realization that it is insane to want something other than what God wants.
Once we realize this, we can begin the daily quest to seek his will in our lives.
Excerpt taken from Chapter 34 of Matthew Kelly’s new bestseller Rediscover Jesus. Get your free copy here (just pay shipping).
Does getting what you want bring you lasting happiness?
Make a list of the top ten things you want. (Make sure you have this list for Monday’s post.)
Jesus, please remind me when I forget that your will is what I really want deep down too.