Jesus taught his disciples about the necessity of being ready for his return. “You also must be ready, for the Son of Man is coming at an hour you do not expect” (Luke 12:40). The idea is that Jesus could return at any given time, when we least expect him. Even if Jesus does not return during our lifetime, it is appointed unto man, once to die and then comes the judgment. We are not born to live on this earth forever, but sent here for a certain time to fulfil our God given purpose. As such, we have to live as though any day could be our last day on earth.
What has God entrusted to you and what does he require of you to do? We have each been given gifts, abilities, dreams and desires to fulfil during our lifetime. Within these lie our God given purpose and destiny. Our desires for good things is God’s road map to our life’s purpose. If God has invested something in you, then he has already created a way for you to accomplish it. “For those whom he foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the image of his Son, in order that he might be the firstborn among many brothers” (Romans 8:29).
Life will present obstacles and roadblocks to accomplishing our goals, but God also creates a way around them. “No temptation or challenge has overtaken you that is not common to man. God is faithful, and he will not let you be tempted beyond your ability, but with the temptation he will also provide the way of escape, that you may be able to endure it” (1 Corinthians 10:13). God sees ahead of time, the trials and difficulties that you will experience on this journey and he has already determined that you will overcome. “But he knoweth the way that I take: when he hath tried me, I shall come forth as gold” (Job 23:10).
There are challenges on this life’s journey. There are obstacles on the road to fulfilment of your dreams and aspirations. God has already created a way of escape, around the difficulties and he requires that we manifest those dreams invested in us. “For this reason I remind you to fan into flame the gift of God, which is in you through the laying on of my hands, for God gave us a spirit not of fear but of power and love and self-control” (2 Timothy 1:6-7).