“Therefore, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God.” -1 Corinthians 10:31
“What do you want to do after high school?” “What are you planning on majoring in?” “What college are you going to?” These are questions that, as a senior in high school, I’ve heard quite often. I’ve thought all these questions through and I think I know what I would like to do after high school, what I would like to major in, and what college I would like to go to, but, as I was telling a friend of mine, I want to make sure that I am honoring God with my future. I have gotten so wrapped up in what I’m going to do in my future that I forgot about something.
I received an email from a friend of mine and she said this about my dilemma, paraphrasing Kevin DeYoung’s Just Do Something: “The first thing is that our ultimate goal in life shouldn’t so much be ‘is such and such a profession what God wants me to be doing?’ Or ‘am I living the life God planned for me?’ Rather, we should be living every day asking ourselves the question ‘am I glorifying God with the way I am living TODAY in the circumstances he has put me in RIGHT NOW?’ God doesn’t care so much what our profession is (so long as it’s not something sinful) so much as he cares about what we’re doing to honor him in the here and now.” That hit home. I was so worried about tomorrow that I forgot about today. I didn’t even give a thought to how I needed to be glorifying God now. Yes, we need to make sure that we are going to honor God with the future, but we also can’t forget about serving Him and others today. If we are only concerned with tomorrow, we will miss out on the amazing opportunity God will give us today.
We were created to glorify God (Isaiah 43:7) and we were created to glorify God in all that we do (1 Corinthians 10:31). Let’s strive to glorify God NOW and not when it may be too late. We don’t want to miss any opportunities to expand His Kingdom!