Making It by Solveig Jobbins
Everyone is trying to “make it.”
What does that mean for you?
Maybe it’s graduating, or getting a successful job, or overcoming an addiction or illness. Or living and breathing surfing to try to qualify in hopes of going pro? Or is it getting married and having kids?
I’ve wondered lately if we ever really “make it.” If we ever get there. Sometimes it seems like a hamster wheel, invented by or twisted by the devil, to keep us spinning in a state of worry, comparison, and stress. A way to distract us with achievement, rather than on contentment with our present state.
I think we’ve “made it” when we chose Jesus & everlasting life. But why do many of us not believe that we are more than just “making it” in life after we’ve begun to follow & believe in Him? Why does it sometimes feel like it’s not enough?
For me, I have had to find and trust God in the process. Though He sees us and knows us as the perfect and complete person we wish we could be & see, He allow us to embark on the journey of the “process of making it” with Him. Contentment is more about being proud of where we are, because God is with us exactly where we are right now, and wherever God is is a place where “making it” in life is an understatement.
Take time this week to take a look around where you are in life right now. Put your goals and pressures aside. Surf just to surf and connect with God and friends. Work hard without grumbling because you’re passionate and thankful for what you’re working for. Embrace life where you are right now knowing Jesus is with you and He’s proud of you. Go confidently into the process of making it, as defined by God, knowing that He’s proud of you not for what you will achieve but for who you are. We made it in life the moment we we chose to believe in a God who cares more about us than what we can try to gain from and prove to the world.
“And what do you benefit if you gain the whole world but lose your own soul? Is anything worth more than your soul?”
“And this world is fading away, along with everything that people crave. But anyone who does what pleases God will live forever.”
1 John 2:17