What’s on Your Scroll?


Our earthly existence doesn’t amount to even the tiniest of dots when you compare it to our eternity with Christ. It is important to God that we know this because our tendency is to focus on the dot and not on the Creator of it and everything that surrounds it. From the time we’re very small, beginning in school, we learn about history. As we develop into adults, we can also see history being made all around us. We are witnesses to an ever changing world. In Ecclesiastes 3:11(NLT), Solomon reveals the hand of God in all these changes. He wrote, “Yet God has made everything beautiful for its own time. He has planted eternity in the human heart, but even so, people cannot see the whole scope of God’s work from beginning to end.”

We’re here but just a brief moment in time, but our God has been on His throne forever. During our journey on earth, we can’t see the entire span of all He’s created. He has planted eternity in our hearts, yet we only have a very small view of eternity from where we stand today; we don’t know our futures, but we trust in them because the Father has told us to do so. He has promised us eternal life through Jesus Christ, and He never breaks a promise. But when it comes to living on earth, we are strategically positioned by Him for such a time as this. We were born at the right time and in the right place according to His unique and divine purpose for our lives.

God has planted the world in the hearts of humanity because He wants us to know that although we have access to every beautiful thing in His creation, we will never be satisfied unless we fill our hearts with Him. Extremely successful people will sometimes have a mindset of extracting every resource they can, and getting all they can get, only for the benefit of having more. This is their ambition, and they find out very quickly that it doesn’t lead to a satisfying life. Nothing will fulfill us like having a relationship with God and understanding what He requires.

Psalms 24:1(NLT) tells us, “The earth is the Lord’s, and everything in it. The world and all its people belong to him.” God is our King. He owns us and everything else, yet through His great mercy and grace, He has given us the gift of free-will. He wants us to be His ambassadors in the earth, sharing the good news of His Son, Jesus Christ, to everyone. He’s tied the release of His blessings to the completion of our assignments, but He will not force us to do the work we’re created to do, and many of us are too preoccupied with our own agendas to even consider God’s call upon our lives. We’re abdicating our responsibility to walk the path God’s laid before us, because we think we have a better plan. We don’t.

1Corinthians 2:14 tells us that the person that is disinterested in the things of God will not accept the things of the Spirit of God. They are foolishness to this person. They think it’s an absolute joke to let God lead and direct their lives. It’s because they don’t have a heart for God and many of them never will. This person isn’t able to understand spiritual things, because their human-spirit is not alive to God; it hasn’t been quickened by the Holy Spirit.

There’s a scroll in Heaven with your name on it. Nothing about your life is an accident. God appointed your birth right down to the millisecond. The hunger you feel isn’t for money or material things. It’s to know the greatness of who God is so that that you will know yourself through His Son, Jesus Christ. 2Corinthians 2:10 says that God reveals the Word we need to hear through His Spirit, because His Spirit searches out everything and shows us God’s deep secrets. This is the knowledge you need to know to make your life complete.

There are things that every individual is predestined to accomplish, not so much because God needs us to do work for Him. He’s God all by Himself. He doesn’t need anything, but through His infinite grace and mercy He’s given us an assignment, a purpose in His Kingdom. The nature of love is a call to commitment and action. Love isn’t stagnant; it’s the greatest action word there is. So God has given us an assignment in the earth as a way of bringing us in close relationship with Him. Pursue God’s heart so He’ll tell you what’s on your scroll. Jesus Christ encourages us in Matthew 7:7 to keep on asking, seeking, and knocking, because God will give us what we ask for and He’ll open the door to us. We need to know His plan for our lives, and if we’ll pursue His heart earnestly, through His Spirit He will reveal it.■

Scripture quotations marked (NLT) are taken from the Holy Bible, New Living Translation, copyright © 1996. Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., Wheaton, Illinois 60189. All rights reserved.

“What’s on Your Scroll?”, written by JMack, theChristianMan.com© 2019. All rights reserved. All praise and honor to God through Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior.


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