As a member of the human race we get so wrapped up in the concept of Purpose…or at least I do anyway.
Who am I supposed to be? What am I supposed to do? And all this while calling it the will of God…
I am afraid I am missing the point with these deep, life-changing questions of myself… I am not to be looking for the fabulous being I will become or the higher purpose I will achieve in the future – a shiny image of myself with the world and God doting over me, but rather – God is concerned with the now and the small ways I treat the people all around me.
Everyone we encounter is fighting a battle we know nothing about – always be kind!!
Its time to get over fulfilling our purpose, even in the name of God, and start simply living for Him in the ways of everyday life. We are called to fulfill His purpose, not ours. “And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose” Romans 8:28. Those small gestures will become a way of life that may or may not leave our names on the lips of others but who cares – we are who God says we are – NOTHING else matters! “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord…Jeremiah 29:11.
Also, God doesn’t always reveal things to us in our time. This is hard when we feel unsure about God’s purpose for us, but its important to trust in His plan and His timing. You see, He planned these things out long before we even knew…the Bible tells us in Ephesians 2:10 that “we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.”
A final thought – Never compare your work to someone else’s. If we all served God in the same way then we would not accomplish much for his kingdom would we? Each of us has the ability in our daily lives to reach someone that no one else can…and we may not even know it!
Happy Monday Ya’ll!