In the movie ‘The Graduate’, Benjamin has the following dialogue with his father:
Mr. Braddock: What’s the matter? The guests are all downstairs, Ben, waiting to see you.
Benjamin: Look, Dad, could you explain to them that I have to be alone for a while?
Mr. Braddock: These are all our good friends, Ben. Most of them have known you since, well, practically since you were born. What is it, Ben?
Benjamin: I’m just…
Mr. Braddock: About what?
Benjamin: I guess about my future.
Mr. Braddock: What about it?
Benjamin: I don’t know… I want it to be…
Mr. Braddock: To be what?
Benjamin: [looks at his father] … Different.
Haven’t we all gone through this thinking at some time or another? Why are we here? What should we do? Haven’t we all desired to have some meaning to our existence? God, our very own Father has provided some very satisfying answers to this question. ‘Satisfying’ is a very good descriptive of the following verse:
Ephesians 2:10 For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them.
Effective, productive work stimulates the mind. It is the ‘meat and potatoes’ of life. Are we supposed to guess about this? My earthly Dad (and Mom too!) wanted the very best for my life. Our Heavenly Dad can go beyond ‘best’, being the designer and creator of the universe. He has all the resources to go ‘exceedingly’ beyond anything we could ever ask of think (another Ephesians verse!)
To do what? We enter into a relationship with the most powerful force in the universe to achieve what is really our heart’s desire. Since God is the most powerful force in the universe he had no insecurities or fears about our lives and he offers it to us without being controlling. The only thing that limits us is our ceiling that we put on our lives which can be quite controlling! Remember: The sky isn’t the limit!