God's Ultimate Goal For Your Life
God's ultimate goal for your life is not comfort, but character development. Every time you forget that character is one of God's purposes for your life, you will become frustrated by your circumstances. You'll wonder, "Why is this happening to me? Why am I having such a difficult time?" One answer is that life is supposed to be difficult! It's what enables us to grow. Remember, earth is not heaven!
How do we allow God to work through us? We choose to do the right things in situations and then trust in God's spirit to give us His power, love, faith and wisdom to do it. Since God's spirit lives inside us, these things are always available to us for the asking.
God wants for you to act first. Don't wait to feel powerful or confident. Move ahead of your weaknesses, doing the right thing in spite of your fears and feelings. This is how you cooperate with God and it is how your character develops.
God uses His word, people and circumstances to mold us. All of these are indispensable for character development. God's word provides the truth we need to grow. God's people provide the support we need to grow, and circumstances provide the environment we need to become Godly.
If you study and apply God's word, connect regularly to other "faith people" and learn to trust God in difficult circumstances, you will become more like God. God uses people. He usually prefers to work through people, rather than to perform miracles, so that we will depend on each other for fellowship. He wants us to grow together.
Much confusion in life comes from ignoring the simple truth that God is far more interested in building your character than He is in anything else. God is far more interested in what you are than what you do for a living.