“As water reflects the face, so one’s life reflects the heart.” — Proverbs 27:19
We all have those moments of life-realization. We think about our purpose, our reason for being born into this present world, place, and time and examine if our life even matters in the long run. The reality of this life is that we all desire to live a life of meaning, of legacy. We all want our life to carry weight in this world. Many find meaning in their jobs, their volunteer hours, their money, their family, their unique gifts and talents, and so forth and so on. But what if it wasn’t about position or title? God forbid they lose their job, their money, family members, or no longer have the abilities they once had. What happens to their sense of meaning if all those things faded away?
What if I told you this life was not about position but about posture?
Position requires the puffing up of ourselves, climbing up a never ending success ladder, and faking till we make it; it’s exhausting. But when we begin to realize the power of posturing our hearts in a place of humility and love towards Jesus, we begin to see a power shift. You see it is our job to posture ourselves, God’s job is to position us in His unique purpose and calling for our lives. God “makes known to me the path of life; in [His] presence there is fullness of joy; at [His] right hand are pleasures forevermore” (Psalm 16:11, ESV). Not only do we find incomparable joy when we live in His purpose and meaning for our lives, God also experiences great joy in seeing us walk in the life He tailored specifically for us.
Plain and simple: He can do much more with a heart of humility and love for Him than we can do in a lifetime of hard work away from Him.
Where we see a dead end, God sees a deep well of possibility for us. Our lives are a deep reflection of our hearts. Sure, you can fake it till you make it in this world but thankfully smoke and mirrors don’t work for our Lord, the Creator. He knows our hearts to the core, desires us, and accepts us no matter our condition, yet He does not force us into loving him. Perhaps that is the most beautiful illustration of love: He loves everyone but not everyone loves Him. He provides every single person the freedom of choosing their posture towards Him. So how is your heart postured?
Personally, I find it healthy to examine the condition of my heart if not daily, weekly. There are most definitely times I am not postured appropriately before God and need a re-calibration done on my heart. That is okay. Having a heart for God does not mean you need to have it all together. It means you desire to love Him, strive to be like Him, and yearn for time with Him.