We should always strive to live our life with purpose. Living with purpose
means that we know that we have a mission to accomplish. Every person's
purpose or mission is different depending on the gifts, talents and
abilities that God has given to them. One person's purpose will not be
another's and that is why we should never try to live someone else's
purpose. We must strive to be the best that we can be and do all that we
can to bring our life's purpose to fruition. How do we know what our
purpose is? I believe the answer is simple. What are you extraordinarily
good at doing that takes little or no effort? What are you able to do
exceptionally well? The answer is as vast as the imagination. It may be
a teacher, a fixer, a helper, a leader, a motivator, an encourager and the
list goes on. The job at hand isn't the question, but our willingness to
pursue our life's purpose should be the focus of our attention.
(Proverbs 4:10-13) (Psalm 147:3-11)
When we stand before God on our Judgment Day will we be proud of how we
spent our days on the earth? Were we used to our fullest ability or
potential? Did every ounce of usefulness get used from our life? For me,
I hope the answer will be yes to every one of these questions. I want to
be used up so that there is not one iota of gifting or ability that wasn't
utilized to the fullest in hopes of helping others to become better than
they were before. That is what our prayers should be for all of our
lives! We should pray that God uses us in ways that we have never thought
of or imagined before. Living a life with purpose is a life well lived.
When we do all that we can with what we have been given, we will be proud
of how we spent our short time on this earth.
Let this simple message be a motivator for you to use your life for your
betterment and for the betterment of those around you. Live with purpose.
Do something that will change this world for the better. It may be simple
or it may be complex, but it still should be pursued until it has been
fulfilled and accomplished. What we must always remember and keep in mind
is that God will never give us more than we can handle. If it is in our
path then that means that we are well equipped to handle it. Be encouraged
to believe that your life is significant in the eyes of the Lord and know
that He wishes to use you to make a difference that will never be forgotten
or erased. The only question is are you willing to follow where He leads?
I pray that you will be. (Isaiah 54:10) (Isaiah 43:18-19)
I hope this message inspires and challenges your heart to be willing and
obedient to the voice of the Lord and fulfill your destiny as God wishes.
FINDING YOUR NOTE
A short story by William Saroyan is titled “The Man Whose Wife's Hair Was
Too Long But Whose Understanding of Music Was Too Short.” If you think the
title strange, listen to this:
In the story, a husband plays the cello and never changes notes. He just
continues to repeat the same note without variation.
His wife is driven to distraction and finally protests: “Why do you play
the same note over and over and over again? Other cellists play different
“Other cellists play different notes,” her husband replies, “because they
are trying to find the right one. I've found mine.”
Ahhh, the beauty of finding your note! I think I could like him. Finding
your note is something like finding your purpose in life or landing where
you need to be.
Philosopher James Allen advised, “Above all be of single aim; have a
legitimate and useful purpose, and devote yourself unreservedly to it.” He
could have said, “Find your note and stay with it.”
I believe that is an important part of being happy. Like Helen Keller says,
true happiness is attained “through fidelity to a worthy purpose.”
In music, staking your claim on one note will drive everyone around you
nuts. But finding the right note in life, and giving yourself to it, can
be a source of unending joy.
By Steve Goodier
Read and meditate on these scriptures:
Habakkuk 2:2-3 “And the LORD answered me, and said, Write the vision, and
make it plain upon tables, that he may run that readeth it. For the
vision is yet for an appointed time, but at the end it shall speak, and
not lie: though it tarry, wait for it; because it will surely come, it
will not tarry.”
Ezekiel 36:25-27 “Then will I sprinkle clean water upon you, and ye shall
be clean: from all your filthiness, and from all your idols, will I
cleanse you. A new heart also will I give you, and a new spirit will I
put within you: and I will take away the stony heart out of your flesh,
and I will give you an heart of flesh. And I will put my spirit within
you, and cause you to walk in my statutes, and ye shall keep my judgments,
and do them.”
Isaiah 55:6-7 “Seek ye the LORD while He may be found, call ye upon Him
while He is near: Let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man
his thoughts: and let him return unto the LORD, and He will have mercy upon
him; and to our God, for He will abundantly pardon.”
Psalm 37:23-26 “The steps of a good man are ordered by the LORD: and He
delighteth in his way. Though he fall, he shall not be utterly cast down:
for the LORD upholdeth him with His hand. I have been young, and now am
old; yet have I not seen the righteous forsaken, nor his seed begging
bread. He is ever merciful, and lendeth; and his seed is blessed.”
Philippians 1:6 “Being confident of this very thing, that He who has begun
a good work in you will complete it until the day of Jesus Christ.”
All of these scriptures can be found in the King James Version Bible.
Today's Selected Poem: HE IS...
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Today's Selected Testimony: DON'T DOUBT GOD'S POWER
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In Christ’s Service,
God’s Work Ministry