The American Dream – Proverbious – Day 119 – Proverbs 14:11-12
The household of the wicked will be destroyed,
but the tent of the upright will flourish.
There is a way that seems right to a person,
but its end is the way that leads to death.
Everyone tells you to dream the American dream. We’re supposed to be finding that thing that makes us the most happy in the world, and then we are supposed to spend our lives pursuing that. With the American dream comes the necessity to adjust your life to be able to achieve it. So we do. We adjust our lives so that we can go after the dream as hard as we possibly can. We change our priorities. We change the way we make decisions. We change our friends. We change everything.
Don’t get me wrong, I’m not opposed to people pursuing their dreams. The problem comes when we get so caught up in pursuing our dreams that we’re no longer open to the plan God has for our lives.
God created us for a purpose. He had a plan for us when he knit us together. That’s why we’re here. We’re here to do what He put us here to do. So, when we take over our lives and fill it with our own purpose and our own plans, you can see that might be a concern for God.
We’re told that the American dream is the right way for us all. And part of the American dream is the fact that the possibility exists for me to write this article and for you to read it. And, it is within this freedom that we all really have the option to truly seek and pursue what God has for us.
But, we must not allow that freedom to control us. We can’t allow the freedom to choose be something that becomes bigger than it should. There are decisions that we make that seem right to us at the time, but in the long run lead us away from God’s ultimate plan for our lives. If it’s even one step in the wrong direction, it’s not God’s way for us.
So, seek God first and His ways. Then the rest will be added to you. Sounds familiar, I wonder where that came from…