I admire my sister in law, Jennifer. Our relationship got off to a rocky start but over the last 7 years, she has become a close friend, someone I trust and someone I admire. She’s about 5 years younger than I, yet I sincerely admire her. This may be shocking to her as she reads this.
I admire her for her confidence in her calling. She has known for nearly 10 years that God wanted her to work the teens in our teens. Seven years ago while she was only 18 her parents moved to Maryland, she didn’t feel God leading her to move along with them. She confidently knew that God wanted her here at our church, serving that group of teenagers. She never wavered.
God provided for her during those years that she wasn’t married yet. She always had housing and food to eat and people to love on her and take her under their wings.
Most young adults have no idea what their purpose is. Ha, most adults don’t even have a clue. But not Jennifer. She has obeyed that call and has sacrificially given her life pouring into teenagers who may never fully appreciate her sacrifice. She’s not doing it for them per say, she’s obeying God’s call on her life.
Without the right focus, it can be hard to know what your purpose is. Most people wait for something big to happen to feel like they meaning in life. Like a new job will give them a purpose. Or the marrying Mr. Right gives them meaning. Once again circumstances are dictating contentment.
God placed you here for a reason, a reason far greater than your circumstances. Are you willing to do what He has called you to? Are you willing to live with determination to live out your purpose?
What if you looked at life with a different focus? An eternal focus. If we were all like Jennifer, realizing that life if more than just about today. Realizing that we a purpose that reaches over the span of our lifetime. It may not be ministering to teenagers, it could be motherhood, homeschooling your little ones, it could be helping the disabled, it could be women’s ministry.
We all a purpose. We all have a calling. What is God calling you to do?
It’s it time to stop letting the wind of circumstance dictate your life.
We get so caught up with our kids’ schedules, our carpools, our careers, our fears, our problems that we lose sight of the bigger picture. We’ve forgotten who we are and that we’re here for a reason.
We don’t stop to think about what we do; and worse, we don’t even pray about it. p. 109
We must live as women who know the meaning and purpose of life.p.110
Where do you want to be in 20 years? What kind of woman do you want to be? What do you want to have accomplished? Do you want to be a Titus 2 mentor? Than begin today to be that woman. Do you want to a vibrant women’s ministry, begin today. Do you want to work with teens or young adults? Then get involved in those ministries today. Make plans today to be that person.
Live with purpose. Set your focus on the eternal. Don’t let each day pass you by without purpose. Be intentional with each moment. Life a life poured for Christ. Don’t let life just happen to you. Live with purpose.