The realization that you don’t need something or someone to derive your worth or to be content. Too often, we have been tempted to dwell in a state where we are being told that you need to achieve something or be together with someone to be happy, to be joyful. But is it really?

Whatever job we hold, do we hold onto the achievements and accolades forever? When we leave the job, does anyone still remember you for your work milestones?

Whatever relationships we yearn for, can we attain the partner that we had dreamed of? To provide the unconditional love to one who is fallen, sinful, prideful and fickle, and not waver in his/her commitment to the relationship?

When we finally achieve our worldly dream or success or relationship, we feel duped because it failed to deliver on what we thought it promised. As Ravi Zacharias has said, “The loneliest moment in life is when you receive that which you thought was the ultimate, and it lets you down.”

Can we ever be content being just ourselves, being content with whatever God throws at us, being content with possibly staying where you are in your career, being content with possibly staying single all your life? Have your dreams dashed and bringing you to realization that you are where you are supposed to be?

All things are destined by God, to put our faith to the test, to see if we are steadfast in our faith in Him, if we would trust His plans more than we try to work things into our favor. Is it futile to dream?

Perhaps if we would align our dreams to His, to work towards His kingdom, to truly wish for the glory of His Word to be spread all over as we have been destined and called to do, to not chase after worldly endeavors so intently that we forget what we are on this earth to achieve?

Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. (Philippians 4:6–7)
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