I hope that every one of you is off to a great start in 2014. I know I have been away for a few weeks as I took time to focus more on my family and our time which has pulled me away from writing. As my first post of the year, I really wanted to write something that was impactful and really set to the tone for what you can expect from me and my writing this year and going forward. When I first began this blog at the end of 2012, the primary focus for me was what I could do and build to make life more fulfilling for me and my family. As the year and my writing evolved and through my time in scripture each day that focus began to shift as it still seemed that something was missing. Later in 2013, the writing really began to get shift in focus to bring faith further to the forefront and discovering what God has called us to do.
I want to begin 2014 with a renewed focus in my writing and helping each of you that read my writing with the goal of discovering God’s purpose for you. You see, before, it was more on what could I do for myself to help achieve what felt to be the purpose, but where it needs to be is what was I created for and what do I need to do to fulfill the reason I am here and was created. In my daily reading this morning, it began with this, “Joy comes from seeing the complete fulfillment of the specific purpose for which I was created and born again, not from successfully doing something on my own choosing.” This is from “My Utmost for His Highest,” We all struggle with this in life and it can sometimes take time to find that purpose, but if first takes turning to God. We cannot EVER do this on our own. We need Him through it all. It’s not about what we want, but what He wants from us.
Sitting in church these past couple of weeks, my Pastor’s teaching has been focused Purpose and what is that purpose. What and opportune time for that message and I can certainly hear God talking to me through Him more as I refocus and hone in my real purpose. Yesterday, the message was very clear. Our personal mission in life is as follows: What I believe God wants me to do? Hebrews 11:1-8
To worship God with all that I have – Abel
To walk with God in a manner that is pleasing to HIM – Enoch
To work along side God as he gives me assignments – Noah
To witness the works of God – Abraham
What a powerful message! This is something we have to work at everyday, but the primary reason God has created us is worship Him, walk with Him, work with Him where he assigns, and to witness His works. It doesn’t get much simpler than though. Don’t listen to what the world thinks you should do, return to God and listen to Him through The Word, through fellowship with others, and through prayer. He has that plan for you and will reveal that to you. You just have to act on it.
We all have unique gifts and abilities that we are blessed with. God will use those abilities and our experiences in life to be able to fulfill His purpose for us. For me, large part is to continue writing to you to witness to you from my life experiences to show how much God loves us and works through us and how the redemption through Christ works through us. He has been working wonders in my life these last few years. Drawing me closer and closer to Him as I walk with Him each day. We all have trials and tragedies of different kinds in life, but God uses those to work through us and bring us closer to Him and that’s what He’s doing in my life and will through yours.
If you struggle with your purpose in life, return to scripture and prayer. That is the first step to unlocking what it is you were truly made for. Don’t listen to what the world thinks. Don’t be complacent. God is calling on each of us and has a unique purpose for each one of us if we choose to accept it. Let’s all begin this focus today if you have not already. Turn to Him and I promise you, that you will see amazing things through Him. Trials will still come as the world and the evil of Satan tries to engulf you. That won’t end, but you can be strong and give it up to God, nail your struggles to the Cross and push forward to what you were made for. Never settle, because God has a plan for each one of us.