“In all of our hearts lies a longing for a Sacred Romance … this heart yearning set within us, the longing for transcendence; the desire to be part of something larger than ourselves … The deepest part of our heart longs to be bound together in some heroic purpose with others of like mind and spirit.”—Brent Curtis and John Eldredge, The Sacred Romance (Nashville: Thomas Nelson, 1997), 19.
I love this quote. It resonates with my soul. These past few years as I was searching for purpose and significance, I so longed to be apart of something. I wanted to be a part of God’s bigger picture. I wanted to make a difference that would last—eternally. As I was on this journey, I would ask my friends:
- Do you think you can make a difference for eternity?
- What do you think God has planned for you so you will make a difference for eternity?
- What do you think your role is in ushering in the Kingdom of God?
I got some pretty weird looks! But I can tell you it got them thinking. I think most of us long to make a difference in our lifetime, but doubt that God has big or significant plans for us. How could God use me? I’m not a Billy Graham or a Rick Warren.
It says in Ephesians 2:10, “For we are God’s workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.” I love that this verse brings to light the fact that God has a specific plan for us. He’s already got it planned! I don’t know about you but I want to make a difference for eternity.