I thought he would say how short life was and he didn’t want to waste it.
Reference: “Go to the village ahead of you, and as you enter it, you will find a colt tied there, which no one has ever ridden. Untie it and bring it here. (Luke 19:30 NIV)
Explore: A friend I knew recently made a big change in career. He was working as a doctor and changed in his forties to work for a mission organisation.
I asked him about what prompted such a big change. He said that his father had recently passed away.
I thought he would go on to say how short life was and he didn’t want to waste it. However his full response was quite different.
His father had always wanted him to be a doctor. While it hadn’t been his first love, he had done it to please his father.
Now that his father’s expectation no longer hung over his head, he felt the freedom to do whatever he pleased.
And so, he finally started following his own dreams of working in the mission sector.
Application: We can never follow someone else’s dreams and feel fully fulfilled. God has a plan for each one of us and it’s specific to our personal gifts and abilities.
He doesn’t have the same life plan for two people, that’s why He made us all unique.
When I was reading this Luke passage about the Palm Sunday procession, I noticed that Jesus chose a colt that had never been ridden before. This reminded me that we all ride a different path.
No one rode the same road as Jesus and no one can ride your road either. You need to make the most of your life because no one else can live it for you.
Prayer: Lord, thank You for the life You have given me. May I live it to the max every single day. Amen.
What is the road God has you on at the moment? How can you live it to the max?
This article was written by Linda Bailey
Linda started theological studies in 1999 in Australia. After working for ten years in various church ministries, she now works as the breakfast producer at 89.9 LightFM - the Christian radio station in Melbourne, Australia. She writes blogs every day about passages she is currently reading in the Bible. Follow her on Google Plus +Linda Bailey or Facebook by clicking the like button on the right of this page.