PURPOSE ‘There is no road to success but through a clear, strong purpose.’
When is the last time you took a moment to see where your life is heading? Do you have a clear goal in mind, clear, purposeful direction? Or, are you like so many of us who get caught up in the hustle and bustle of life, just tredging from day to day? It may be time to check your ‘purpose-meter’, and remember how precious YOUR life is. Here are a few things God has to say on the topic….
“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Then you will call upon me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you. You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart. I will be found by you,” declares the Lord, “and will bring you back from captivity.” Jer. 29:11-14
Be strong and courageous. Do not be terrified; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.” Josh. 1:9
“Where there is no vision, the people perish.” from Pr. 29:18
“Commit to the Lord whatever you do, and your plans will succeed.’ Pr. 16:3
“The Lord will fulfill his purpose for me; your love, O Lord endures forever– do not abandon the works of your hands.” Ps. 138:8;
“Above all else, guard your heart, for it is the wellspring of life.” Pr. 4:23
When Life becomes a drag, remember your every breath has a great and mighty purpose far beyond what you could ever imagine. Remember, God has a very special, important purpose planned just for You. Jer. 29:11, Eph. 3:20
These are only a select few verses of God’s Word hinting at how important purpose is in our lives. A simple stroll through Proverbs alone will further prove this point (and that’s just a start). If you’ve lost your zeal and zest for life, why not try hitting the floor with Bible and a prayerful heart in tow…. when you begin to search for and call out to God, He is sure to show up. You may even want to take a notebook and pen with you. Try writing down what you sense inside when you’re in the midst of that prayer time. You may be amazed at what you find yourself writing down. Press into God, listen closely, and your senses will be sharpened to the whispers of the Holy Spirit inside of you. (Been there, done that, continue to do that…. It really is amazing.) Not only will He restore your strengh, your hope, and your purpose and vision in life, there is a Peace and Joy that cannot be described in words…. It just has to be experienced.
Live, love & laugh today as if there were no tomorrow.