Children are often asked, “What do you want to be when you grow up?” Those asking are looking for a response of an occupation or a career. In scripture we read about what people wanted to be in light of their relationship with God.
Abraham wanted to be a believer.
What does Scripture say? “Abraham believed God, and it was credited to him as righteousness.” — Romans 4:3 NIV
David wanted to be godly.
“But now your kingdom will not endure; the Lord has sought out a man after his own heart and appointed him ruler of his people, because you have not kept the Lord’s command.” — 1 Samuel 13:14 NIV
Isaiah wanted to be sent for the Lord.
Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying, “Whom shall I send? And who will go for us?” And I said, “Here am I. Send me!” — Isaiah 6:8 NIV
There are many more children of God known for what they wanted to be. As children of God, could we ask, “What do you want to be in the new year?”
God is always looking for, and will use, people who want to be for Him. We should have the attitude of wanting to be all we can be for God. For this new year, and beyond, let’s pray and seek what God wants us to be.