One of the areas we need to get uncomfortable with is our own skin. When we get comfortable with who we are we can get complacent. It is so easy to settle into the daily grind and convince yourself this is what life is all about. All I have to do is serve my time, die and then go to heaven. When we inadvertently adopt this lifestyle we forget that we are to be building the kingdom of God. Instead of seeking out God’s plan we underwrite God’s plan with our own plan and live by it. When we ask the Holy Spirit to make us uncomfortable we realize as David did that our lives are basically insignificant as is the monetary collection we are striving for. Only in Christ are we heirs to the throne. Only when we follow God’s plan does our life become more than breath.
Psalm 39 4 “Show me, O Lord, my life’s end and the number of my days; let me know how fleeting is my life. 5 You have made my days a mere handbreadth; the span of my years is as nothing before you. Each man’s life is but a breath. Selah 6 Man is a mere phantom as he goes to and fro: He bustles about, but only in vain; he heaps up wealth, not knowing who will get it. David does get it because he said, “But now, Lord, what do I look for? My hope is in you.” Never become satisfied with your personal goals if those goals are not about building the kingdom. If you say you have reached the pinnacle of your life and it does not involve Jesus Christ, you have failed. Take a look in the mirror and ask yourself who you see. We are to be Christ-like in all we do. Only then do we have hope.