When we are children, we think about what we will become. Who we will become. We dream of who we will be. What we will do. The things we will accomplish.
It’s doubtful that we’ve all become cowboys, astronauts, and racecar drivers. We learn to adapt. We change our minds. We face setbacks.
All of this thinking, however, is on a physical level. No matter how high we climb the ladder our view is seriously impeded until we begin to see life through spiritual eyes. Only when we get off the ladder and begin to ascend the mountain of God does the view ever change. Only when we ascend the mountain does our perspective change.
The Psalmist exclaims to God, “For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well” (Psalm 139:13).
The Apostle Paul pens, “It is God who works in you to will and to act according to His good purpose” (Philippians 2:13).
And in Ephesians 2:10 he affirms, “For we are God’s workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.”
Regardless of vocation. Regardless of situation. Regardless of circumstance. Regardless of victory or defeat. To begin to see every moment of life as God-ordained. Christ-centered. Spirit-filled. And Kingdom-embracing.
God meets His people not at the top of the ladder, but upon the mountain (Hebrews 12:22).
Too often we assess our value as to where we are on the ladder (physical), rather than how we are living up to our calling as believers (spiritual).
When we get off the ladder and begin to climb the mountain of God it is then that we not only begin to become acutely aware of our calling in life, but it is then, and only then, that we begin to achieve the very things that our Father has created us and purposed us to do.
Glory to God!