Accomplishing a goal is always reason to celebrate, but what happens when it seems that you’re partying alone? I feel as though I have been there many times. I accomplish a long time goal that I’ve worked on for a year or so only to have people say, “That’s great.”
What did I really expect? Did I expect others to be so thrilled for me that they throw their hands up in the air and shout Halleluiah! Don’t get me wrong, I actually have friends that would say those words, but when it really comes down to it, it is not even the way I feel about it myself that counts! I have discovered a key in my life! When “the rubber meets the road, “what really counts is that I’ve pleased the Lord! If I’ve pleased God then I will be satisfied myself. I have discovered that I can do nothing in myself! All gifting and talent comes from the Lord. He has enabled me to do what I do, so that I can accomplish what He has planned for my life.
John 15: 4 (KJV) Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, except it abide in the vine; no more can ye, except ye abide in me. 5 I am the vine, ye are the branches: He that abideth in me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit: for without me ye can do nothing.
My desire is to do what I was created to do! When I remain in Him, He helps me to accomplish my desires! When I accomplish a long time goal that I’ve longed to do, I actually do have a party! I have someone who does rejoice with me and over my accomplishments! He celebrates over every one of my victories!
Let me encourage you, to remain in the vine! Let Him co-labor with you to bring your desires to pass, it gives Him great pleasure! When it seems that no one is around to rejoice with you, know that all of Heaven is celebrating with you!