One morning, a few women and I gathered for a Bible study. We had come to watch a video of a large, pre-recorded conference. As I listened to different speakers share their testimonies and talk about the incredible things God had accomplished in their lives, I suddenly heard a question deep from within I’ll never forget, “What would it be like?”
I quickly glanced around the room. However, it appeared I was the only one who had heard the voice. As the replay continued, my mind contemplated the question. I thought about my past, what the Lord might want from me and why He had asked what He did. Next, I tried to forget about it and focus on the monitor where several speakers had come and gone.
After leaving the study that morning, I continued thinking about the words I’d heard. Suddenly and without warning, I was overcome with emotion. I pulled my car over and parked on the side of the road where I sobbed, uncontrollably.
Surprised by my display of emotion, it was not until later I realized what the Lord was asking. He had given me a glimpse of future possibilities by asking me a question.
What would it be like?
Like a buried treasure, the answer lie hidden within the question. The overwhelming emotion was an outward indication of a spiritual recognition. A future reality had arrived in the present; a truth my mind did not yet understand.
What would it be like to be in the center of God’s will for my life? What would I have to let go of to embrace the opportunities ahead?
John records the words of Jesus: You did not choose Me, but I chose you and appointed you that you should go and bear fruit, and that your fruit should remain, that whatever you ask the Father in My name He may give you (v. 15:16).
Your turn: What would it be like if you were in the center of God’s will for your life? What would you be doing, where would you be doing it, and what would it take to get there?