There is a question we face from the time we start learning in school. Who should we become when we grow up?Or what is our dream in life?That is the question. Few people can give an accurate answer to this and some may not have a clear answer. But it wasn’t until I was 17 that I realized my goal. By the grace of God, I entered the job career I wanted. I never believe it is my ability and it is a blessing from God. Some people do not get the job they want because God has prepared many other plans for them. Some people try to reach their destination and give up halfway through. But for some, the goal of life is just to take care of their parents, to have a good home, to buy a good car, and to take good care of their family without the hassle of life. For some people, it is pursuit of a better career, and for others, it is a pursuit of higher education.
Sometimes we do not work alone to achieve our life goal. We will have our parents, our families and our life partner with us. We must never forget those who help us reach our goal. Once we reach the goal we have to help back. Even if we do not help those around us, we should not abandon them. Some people lose everything without being able to reach their destination. We leave those who love us because of our responsibilities. For some people whether we reach our destination or not, we show fake love to our companions so much that we try our best to meet our needs.
Sometimes we humans become selfish. We deliberately forget our aim and responsibilities for comfort. As we live in this world we have goals and responsibilities to fulfill.
Why can’t we reach our aim? Then why neglect our responsibilities?
The devil is trying to steal everything from our lives and that is the answer. The devil, in the form of God, interferes in our actions and thoughts. We may feel that everything we do is right, but not before God. So often we can never reach our destination. We cannot do our duty because our actions are wrong.
The devil can quickly identify the weaknesses of each person and he attacks there. Sometimes it can be in the form of love or it can be in the form of money or it can be in the form of friends it depends on each person. The problem with this is that we can never know, especially if we live alone. For example, if we say we have to do a job something in our life that we never want to do. or there can be no elevation in life from the position we are in. We are praying to God for a miracle but no miracle will happen. Why all this happened because we have deviated from the way God wants us to.
Now everyone can ask how to get to the right goal so that we can do our duties better. James says in the fourth chapter in the seventh verse “Submit yourselves, then, to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.” Pray to God by constantly submitting subjects to accomplish your goals and duties in life. Work hard for it. Beware of falling prey to the false promises or desires of others. Never deceive yourself.
In my experience we can never have peace of mind if we deviate from our goal. There will be no joy for us in the eyes of our parents or in the faces of those who love us. We cannot enjoy every action we take.
Go to the desired goal in your mind and pray that it is dedicated to God. So everything we do does not seem to be a job. If we are happy, our parents and loved ones will be happy too and we will be able to do our duty to them well.