Updated: May 8, 2019
What do you really want in life?
What drives you?
What is your goal?
In the end, what really motivates you?
Don’t be too quick to keep reading… Think about what you were just asked.
If you could have just one thing, what would it be? If the Lord were to come to you today and ask you, “What can I give to you?” Or “What can I do for you?” — how would you respond?
I’ve been thinking about this theme quite a bit lately...
I’ve found my thoughts to be like a trail of bread crumbs leading me to what it is that I really want and desire in this life… and when you find where that trail ends, you’ll ultimately discover what drives you and motivates you.
When I ponder what it is that I really want, I find what it is that makes my heart beat.
I find the object of my sincere desire.
I find what I’m willing to live for, and, perchance, ultimately die for.
In the face of war and people that were wanting to harm him, David declared what it is that he ultimately longed for — the one thing he wanted more than anything else in the world.
One thing I have asked from the Lord, that I shall seek: That I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, To behold the beauty of the Lord And to meditate in His temple. PSALM 27:4
One thing… Just one….
How many of us could say such words?
So many of our prayers are spent on wanting to see the wars and the contentions around us cease.
Much of our petitions are fueled by wanting to bring an end to calamity and strife — the very trials of life God allows to build His character within us.
Many of our requests revolve around wanting to see the storms clear up.
Not for David.
That’s not what he prayed for.
David never once said, “God, could you get me out of this mess?”
Rather, in the midst of the mess, David wanted to behold the beauty of the Lord…
In other words, in the midst of what he was facing, David sought to know God more deeply.
He wanted to love the Lord.
When you’re in love, everything but the object of your affection fades into the background.
You are no longer determined by anything else but what it is that you love.
Nothing else matters.
Even the noise of war and the threat of death cannot quench the flames of love.
The only thing you care about is what has won your heart. You find your thoughts drifting towards it… you want to be with it… you talk about it… you make time for it… you smile when you consider it.
This is where I find myself.
All I want is to love God more.
All I want is a humble heart that loves Him.
To be simpler still, all I want is Him.
He is the one thing I crave… the one thing I desire.
Jesus himself even said that if we love anything more than Him, we are unworthy of Him (see Matthew 10:37).
What a profound statement!
What He is saying is this: You will ultimately serve what it is that you love most.
God wants to be loved by you and by me.
It’s what we were made for.
It’s the highest calling of our lives.
It’s the first and greatest commandment.
And it’s our best life.
The best life you’ll ever live is the one you were created to live.
- Brian Connolly, Faith Like Birds Ministries