R's Commonplace Book

Tag: purpose

While you are enjoying God’s good blessings, take seriously your purpose here on earth. Renew it every morning. Review it in the evenings. Cite it out loud as often as possible. Rehearse it in your heart. Do not lose sight of why God put you here. Formulate it in your own words or, even better, in a phrase or verse from Scripture. Find different ways to express it as well. And find people to say it to. Let everyone know. Make it your goal to share it. This is the Lord’s will for you. Your purpose, O Soul? In a word, to glorify God in all you do and to make him known, so that others might glorify him as well.

O Soul, if your heart is discontent, nowhere will you be content. You can change jobs. You can change your surroundings. You can move to a different location. You might even go to another congregation. But your inner self must discover its God and its gift. Your calling remains, even when you ignore it. Inside, you know, deep down, what it is. Find it again. Hear the call. Let Jesus draw you toward himself. Find again your reason for getting out of bed in the morning. Rediscover your path to purpose. See the glory of God.

The purpose of God, O Soul, goes forward in his time, among the peoples of the world. The Lord pursues his goal. His timing is not yours. Your impatience places God within your limits. He will see his will through to the end. He will accomplish his plan. Your present discomfort does not go unnoticed. It serves God’s purpose. Learn and grow. Serve and watch. Pray to him who hears, and love as he loves.

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