20 “Teacher,” the man replied, “I’ve obeyed all these commandments since I was young.”21 Looking at the man, Jesus felt genuine love for him. “There is still one thing you haven’t done,” he told him. “Go and sell all your possessions and give the money to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven. Then come, follow me.” -Mark 10:20-21
This thought engulfed my prayers when planting BLOOM “It’s time to quit wandering and get connected to our eternal purpose”
How am I going to eternally impact the Kingdom of God? I can follow all the commands and be the perfect Sunday Christian, but if it stops there I am missing the mark. Obeying the commands of God are vital, but there has to be more. Jesus was calling the rich young ruler to abandon his personal plans for his life and pick up the ideas and dreams of God for his life. The only way we can eternally impact the Kingdom of God is to connect with the will and purpose of God for our lives. The scripture is not saying to sell everything and live in poverty. It’s saying that you must completely devote yourself to the call of God and seek His will above all else. When we are living in the will of God we are giving God the glory he deserves because we are saying our greatest desire is to please Him.
Ask God to show you His plans for your life and to reveal the things in your heart that is taken priority of over Him.