Do you ever feel that your life is being wasted? It is natural to look at people in positions of power and feel they control the future. We must remember that Jesus never concerned himself with impressing the leaders of society. God chose for His Son to be born in a manger, to grow up in a blue-collar home, in a small town called Nazareth. No one believed anything good could come from Nazareth and no one believed much good could come from the disciples Jesus chose to follow him.
You would think that post resurrection, Jesus would go to people like Pontius Pilate, Caiaphas, and Herod. Instead, Jesus went to find Mary Magdalene and then his disciples. Jesus went to the people who wanted His presence in their life, knowing those would be the people who would impact the world over the next 2000 years.
The future is never in the world’s systems of power. The future is most influenced and shaped by those who desire Christ’s presence continually in their life. What is your heart’s preoccupation today?
Heavenly Father, in this politically divisive season, help us to remember it is not by human strength or ingenuity, but by your Spirit, that transformation comes. Help us to seek your kingdom and its righteousness first in our lives. Amen.