We’ve heard and read this story countless times, so much so that we’ve probably become immune to the thought of a dead man coming to life. It’s the same for the lesson that sufferings are meant to draw us closer to God and to glorify His name.
“When Jesus heard that, He said, ‘This sickness is not unto death, but for the glory of God, that the Son of God may be glorified though it.'” -John 11:4
So, I won’t tell you yet again about either of those two lessons above. Instead, I’ll speak to that ache deep in your heart, the one that wonders why you’re on this Earth; that part of you that is so desperately trying to figure out what your purpose is. It’s actually quite simple:
So that God may be glorified through you.
The details of the day to day pale in comparison to that. Because as long as I can remember to go through each day asking Him to glorify Himself through me, He will lead me into the center of His will for my life – usually without me even noticing it. It takes one step of obedience – step by step, day by day, year by year.
I did not fully understand what this means until I graduated from law school recently, and only then did I realize that God was there all along; that everything that happened in my life from the day I was born was so that God could be glorified, so that He could show what He can do in the life of one very ordinary girl. He’s doing the same in your life.