God created us for purpose. As believers we know that, but the struggle gets real with all the tasks that have to be completed day in and day out. It can be easy to lose focus.
Here are three simple truths to encourage and help you live today with purpose
- Open Your Hands to Do Whatever Whenever.
Serving others is always the call for every believer wherever they are. Galatians 5:13 says we have been “set free.” The text goes on to say, “do not indulge the flesh” but “serve” one another humbly in love.” Often, we love to hear the “set free” part but quickly forget the “serve humbly” part. Why? Because service requires movement. Service is opposite of sitting. Ask the Lord wherever you find yourself today to give you eyes to see what needs to be done and how you can help wherever you are: at church, at work, at home, etc. Open your hands and be ready and willing to do whatever needs to be done whenever it needs to be done.
2. Love The People God Has Placed Before Your Very Eyes.
Having grown up in church all my life, one of the hardest truths for me to live out at times has been to love people like I love myself. It is easy to love people who have things in common with me and like me. But oh friend, can’t it be difficult to love people who are not kind to us? To love people who simply don’t like us? And yet, it’s in loving the people God has placed before our very eyes that don’t like us, have opinions about us, who don’t have the same things in common with us where we find God’s love is greater than any other love. Who is the person God has placed before your very eyes consistently to love? Ask Him to show you how you can show love to that person.
3. Start Depending On God’s Holy Spirit And Not Yourself.
Before Jesus ascended to heaven after his resurrection, he told the disciples to wait for the power from on high. He said, “you will be my witnesses” (Acts 1:8). Believers are witnesses for Jesus. If you are a believer and follower of Christ, you have been called by God to be a witness. Being a witness for Jesus can come at the most inconvenient time in our day. Can’t it! But, in surrendering over our will to God’s will, we let God be in control and lead us. Ask God through prayer to guide your decisions, lead you to where He wants you to go, to do what He wants you to do. Believe you have God’s power to help you.
You have purpose today and everyday. Believe it!!! Live it!!