Monday, July 8, 2013

Purpose

Someone asked me this week, "How do you cope with life?" Well, that was basically the question in a nutshell. I immediately began racking my brain for a suitable answer and all I could come up with was, " I don't." It's been on my mind for a few days now. I suppose I ought to explain what I mean. Amid all of the happy moments in life, sometimes it seems like they are often outweighed by the bad. We are constantly looking to the past, and never living in the present. We are unsatisfied creatures... human beings.

Sometimes it feels like I'm just trudging along- reminding myself to face each week as it's own set of challenges. So that's why my answer was "I don't."

Well, low and behold I was talking to another friend of mine and we came upon the subject of purpose. Christian's especially tend to look to the future with excitement. And of course, usually a bit of fear. But how many of have heard a fellow believer say, " I can't wait for the Lord's return." It seems like we are typically the first ones to scoff at our time here on earth. But think about who put us here in the first place. Does God ever do anything that doesn't fit within his plan? Of course not! God put us on this earth for a reason, and that is where purpose comes in. Life here isn't to be wasted. We are supposed to be seeking the Lord's will and carrying it out. We are here for a reason.

The phrase, "I don't" should be replaced with, "God does." It's important for our focus to always be directed onto Him. We within our own strength cannot make it through life on our own, if we are to do His work.

Mark 16:15 


"And he said to them, “Go into all the world and proclaim the gospel to the whole creation."



5 comments:

  1. Ahh thank you so much for writing this, Alex! I don't know if it's the season of life I'm in or just this general life stage, but I definitely need to be reminded that God has a plan, he has a purpose for my life and I need to rest in that, even if I'm not really sure what it is.
    This is encouraging - thank you!
    -Carley
    xx

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    1. Agreed! Not knowing is the hardest part. Trust is so key as a Christian. Thank you for commenting, your words are always so encouraging!

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  2. That's right, " 'I don't' should be replaced with, 'God does'. " So true. I just stumbled across this blog and I'm so glad I did. It's very encouraging. Keep writing!

    ♥,
    Ashlin

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    1. Thank you for the encouragement Ashlin!

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