Aligning Personal Ambitions with God’s Grand Design

Apr 11, 2024

In today’s society, happiness is often considered the ultimate life goal. Doing what “makes us happy” is seen as a guideline for living a satisfactory life. However, this pursuit of happiness can be misleading and can be used by the enemy to divert us from the path God has for us. It can undermine our relationship with God by making us prioritize our desires over His. What we think leads to happiness can often result in sin, addictions, and placing ourselves before God.

In Acts 20:24, the apostle Paul states, “My only aim is to finish the race and complete the task the Lord Jesus has given me.” This underscores a profound truth—that the essence of life is not about personal gratification but about fulfilling the mission entrusted to us by Jesus. Paul reminds us that the joy and fulfillment we seek are incomparable to the purpose and happiness we gain from following Jesus. True happiness is found when our dreams and goals align with God’s divine plan.

Your Call to Action

Take a moment to reflect on your life’s path and the decisions that guide you each day. Are they aligned with God’s will for you? Seek His guidance through prayer and scripture, inviting Him to direct your steps and reshape your pursuit of happiness. Remember, true joy is found not in earthly pleasures but in fulfilling the purpose God has laid out for you. Strive to align your heart with His, surrendering your desires for His better and perfect plans.

“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future” (Jeremiah 29:11).

“But seek first His kingdom and His righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well” (Matthew 6:33).

“I have learned to be content whatever the circumstances. I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation… I can do all this through Him who gives me strength” (Philippians 4:11-13).


Father God, Your name is high and lifted up today. We honor and love You. Help us pursue the happiness that is found in You alone. Give us the wisdom to make good decisions and align our dreams and goals with Your will for us. In Jesus’s name, we pray, Amen!

A Comforting Closure

We find peace and joy in the realization that His divine plan gives us eternal happiness.

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