How do we live on purpose? The struggle is real in this life and our circumstances are so often changing. In fact, we do not even know if the next day will be our last. If we really sink that into our spirit we find that all that we wish to accomplish in this life, we have not. So how do we live each day to the fullest? How do we ensure that we are doing everything where supposed to be doing? Simply put, we cannot on our own accord.
On my own accord I fall short in everything. With God, I am everything he wants me to be. To live on purpose is to put God first in everything because his hand guides me in every decision as long as I am willing to give myself and my days to him. I pray for his will and not my own be done every day. Just as Jesus prayed to God in Luke 22:42: “Father, if you are willing, take this cup from me; yet not my will, but yours be done.” Even through Jesus was about to suffer deeply for our sins, and he knew it, he still put God above himself, as we all should be doing. And let’s face it, most of us are not going to suffer to the extent that Jesus did. In putting God first and praying for his will to be done, even if I stray off course, God will place me in the circumstances that will inevitably draw me back to him. God made us and knows best for us even though we do not understand his ways. This does not need to be a difficult task. If I am attuned to God’s voice and my focus remains on him, I am less prone to mistakes. Which is the better decision? Making time to spend time with God so that I am on track for God’s best for my life, or letting the world consume me, making excuses and losing site of God’s will for my life, and then, as a result, paying for my mistakes?
I prefer the road less traveled in today’s day and age. As Jesus put it, “Enter through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad is the way that leads to destruction, and many enter through it. But small is the gate and narrow the way that leads to life, and only a few find it.” – Matthew 7:13-14
It is crucial that we must live on purpose, with his purpose in mind which we can only come to discover as we come to know Him in all his glory. I’m not just talking about a once a week visit to church. That only gives us a sampling of Jesus. There are indeed many who attend church but their heart is not in it. No, I want to go home from church with the desire to know Christ – and then make the effort to do so! Let’s be over achievers. Let us not only go to church, but strive to come to know God every day. Let us develop a relationship with Him so that we may come to know him and all his great love that Christ died on the cross for you and I to have..so that we may not only have it for ourselves, but so that we become inspired to give it away! After all, isn’t one of our life’s missions to “go make disciples?” Are we truly living the life of a servant, or are we just pretending? “Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.” – Matthew 28:19
We must make an effort to live on purpose- each day for God alone, and then my friends, the rest of the puzzle is not such a mystery anymore, and piece by piece we come to discover the complete picture.
“Teach us to number our days that we may gain a heart of wisdom.” – Psalm 90:12
Check on the following from my new devotional:
“There are in this world many paths that you can take. You are ultimately the decision maker, but I am the Way, the Truth, and the Light. It is in your best interest to choose to serve Me first above all else so that your decisions are made right. The world entices you with its outward appearances, but I do not have to entice you because I Am. Who I Am is the God of the universe; without Me, your decision will be in vain. Choose now, and commit to My ways so that day by day, through each of your many journeys, the world seems less enticing as you come to experience My presence, which produces for you an eternal glory incomprehensible to the false ways of the world.”
But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. (Matthew 6:33)