The world tells us that we are the masters of our lives. That we create meaning for ourselves. That we choose our own destiny.
In some ways, that’s not entirely false. We have a tremendous and terrifying power in the gift of our free will. And with that will, we can make ourselves masters of our lives, create our own meaning for life, and choose our destiny. But, in doing so we are pitting ourselves against God. Our will against His. And, that is a dangerous game to play.
This is the banner of our times – unrestricted freedom to do what I want. It’s an enticing trap, but, as Christ tells us: “For the gate is wide and the road broad that leads to destruction, and those who enter through it are many.” Matthew 7:13
As Christians, we’re called to a different path. We’re called to use the freedom that God has given us and choose to follow His will. When God calls upon us, we don’t answer “But, that’s not what I want.” We answer, “Here I am.” But, we also know that this path is not easy.
“How narrow the gate and constricted the road that leads to life. And those who find it are few.”Matthew 7:14
It’s only in cooperating with the Divine Will that this path to Heaven opens for us. So today, let’s prayerfully ask God, “What do you want for me?”