Live (with Purpose)
There are times we feel as though we are just going through the motions; drifting through the mundane routine of life, work, school, home, church, work, school, home, church, wash, rinse, repeat.
If there is no sense of purpose in all of this, we become bored and even frustrated with almost all aspects of living. This is when we need to tap into the divine purpose for which God has declared over our lives.
You made all the delicate, inner parts of my body and knit me together in my mother’s womb.
– Psalm 139:13 (NLT)
God takes responsibility for having formed every single part of you. Since this is so, He knows why you are here. He has called you and ordained you to be used by Him to make positive changes in every sphere of influence you belong to.
Jeremiah 1:5 (NLT) tells us:
“I knew you before I formed you in your mother’s womb. Before you were born I set you apart and appointed you as my prophet to the nations.”
– Jeremiah 1:5 (NLT)
If you are reading this today, it is because God wants to remind you that you are set apart for a special purpose that only you can fill. That purpose is not the same as the person two cubicles down, or living in the apartment next door, but it is unique to you.
God has called you out to make an impact for His Kingdom; to see people who you come in contact with be enlightened to His enduring love.
So the next time you feel like nothing is going the way you want, or you are stuck in a circle of hopeless monotony, remember that God has made you a special minister of His love to all. You may only make impact in one life as far as you can see, but that one life may be the next great icon of your time.
Finally, God has nothing but good plans for your life no matter how dreary it may seem now.
For I know the plans I have for you,” says the LORD. “They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope.
– Jeremiah 29:11(NLT)
These words from Jeremiah 29:11(NLT) should give us the needed energy to live another day with purpose, because something good awaits just around the corner.1