Do You Have Purpose?


Do you have purpose in your life? Most people spend their life trying to find their purpose. For most people their purpose lies right in front of their nose and they don't see it. Your purpose is what really motivates you down deep. Your purpose will be about helping others in some way.

What keeps us from believing we really have a purpose or pursuing that purpose is circumstances and attitudes. We see the obstacles as greater or more powerful than the cause. We believe our comfort is more important than our purpose. We see the darkness and how big it is and think "I can never conquer that."

A favorite quote of Eleanor Roosevelt's was "Better to light a candle than curse the darkness." A candle does not eliminate all darkness but it does light the area around you. It gives you enough light to do something.

You can choose today to be a part of the solution, not part of the problem. You will find purpose in the projects you support.


Matthew 5: 13-16

"You are the salt of the earth. But if the salt loses its saltiness, how can it be made salty again? It is no longer good for anything, except to be thrown out and trampled by men.
"You are the light of the world. A city on a hill cannot be hidden. Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before men, that they may see your good deeds and praise your Father in heaven."

As believers God has given us a purpose which is to bring praise to the Father in heaven. He has given each person a purpose or dream in how he/she is to serve God.

In my life God has challenged me to look beyond circumstances or comfort to see where He is calling me to shine the light. Sometimes its tough but it is always rewarding and fulfilling. One area that I ignored God's calling for 3 years was serving inner city children at Cornerstone Schools of Alabama. My excuse was that it was down town, way too far to drive and I did not have the time.

I finally heeded God's call and have found such significance and purpose in serving those kids that I now joyfully drive the 18 miles and block time to serve. (It is amazing that once I started, the drive was not really that far and I can find time to serve.)

As you shine your light where God has called you and enabled you, you will find purpose.

A great book to read is Dream Giver by Bruce Wilkinson. It is short and tells a story of a guy named Ordinary pursuing his dream. You and your kids will enjoy it.


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