Hey there ladybugs!!! Let's talk about PURPOSE!! Well, first let's define PURPOSE. The dictionary is always a good place to start when you are looking for a definition. What I've found is that when it comes to matters of life and the heart, that's is exactly what the dictionary gives you --- just a start. I know many of you probably think that I am crazy for even mentioning the dictionary, you are probably thinking; we all know what purpose means. Well, I am sure you do and I did too or at least I thought I did. There is just something about seeing words written and reading a formal definition that sometimes helps put a brand new perspective on things. Helps to open our eyes, so to speak -- see things a little differently than we once did. The fact is we become so familiar with certain words and terms that we kind of put our own spin on them and the meanings often times become convoluted. So, let's give it a try ---
The reason for which something is done or created or for which something exists.
"The purpose of the meeting is to appoint a trustee."
Have as one's intention or objective.
"God has allowed suffering, even purposed it."
So, what do you think after reading the definition? Does the word PURPOSE mean anything different to you now than it did just a few short moments ago? Do you feel even more compelled to find and live in your PURPOSE now after reading the definition? I know I did. Both the Noun and the Verb usages are intense directives, in my opinion.
It is imperative for us to know that God doesn't make any mistakes and He doesn't waste any time. Every creation, every decision, every action has a reason behind it. Therefore, if He didn't have something in particular for us to do ---- WE WOULDN'T BE HERE!! Knowing and realizing that, is half the battle. Because once you realize that you are here on this earth on assignment from God, your full focus should be on recognizing and executing the task at hand --- worrying not about what people think or expect. The only one who matters is the One who created your life and gave you your PURPOSE!
Keep in mind that PURPOSE doesn't mean huge. PURPOSE doesn't mean popular. PURPOSE doesn't mean easy. It doesn't mean complicated. It doesn't mean exciting. And it certainly doesn't mean rich and famous!! It just means you have a job to do.
Often times we get caught up in the wrong things, believing that unless we are reaching the masses, making tons of money and living a grand life, we don't have true PURPOSE. That is such a lie that we tell ourselves. The truth of the matter is, that if you are able to reach just one person with the love of Jesus --- you've done a lot. If you are willing to do your best, on whatever platform you have, to make this world a better place --- you've contributed greatly. If you have the means to live a modest and humble life and have had the resources to lend a helping hand to someone else who was down on their luck, even if with just a kind word or a sandwich --- you have given much!!!
Your PURPOSE doesn't have to be HUGE in quantity, it's the quality that counts. So, start looking at the quality of the gifts you bring to this world and that is where you will find your PURPOSE!!!
Until next time we meet!