Here is a great secret of
the Bible: Your longing to become all you were meant to be is a tiny echo of
God’s longing to begin the new creation.The rabbis spoke of this as tikkun
olam -- to fix the world.The more
concerned you are about your own fulfillment, the less fulfilled you will
be.When your life is devoted to
yourself, it is as small as a grain of wheat.When your life is given to God, however, it is as if that grain is
planted in rich soil, growing into part of a much bigger project.
The picture used at the end
of the Bible is that of a wedding, a glimpse of what God has been up to all
this time:"I saw the HolyCity,
the new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride
beautifully dressed for her husband."One day there will be a glorious harmony between God and all that He has
made.God wants no one left out.As you flourish, you help in God’s
re-creation of the world He wants to see.