“God is all about your life’s process, not purpose. Purpose is a big deal, but not as big a deal as obedience- just doing what you are called to do right now. It’s easy to start to freak out when you can’t figure out your purpose in life, but God doesn’t want you to focus on some great purpose off in the distance; he wants you to find Him in the moment, right now. He wants you to rise above yourself, your needs, and your desires and to trust Him right now, not someday in the future when you find your purpose. God’s purpose for your life isn’t for later; it’s for now. His purpose for you is the process of continually doing what He asks you to do, no matter how much it hurts. If you can move through the turmoil, stress, and strain of life by obeying God’s Word and looking to Him for each step and action, you will have found your purpose. It’s a human and even prideful thing to focus on looking for a “greater” purpose. God doesn’t need your grand accomplishments, but He wants your heart, fully devoted and trusting in Him. When you give your life to Him with that in mind, you’ll see that every day you have fulfilled your purpose of loving the one who gave you life. The more you live with this goal in mind, the better your days will be and the more of an impact your life will have. So don’t think like other people think. Don’t focus on yourself but focus on God. Don’t ask: “What’s my purpose?” You know your purpose: to love and serve the one true God so that His will may be done on earth as it is in Heaven. Line up your life with his, and your life will be a true success.
Hayley DiMarco, Devotions for the God Girl: A 365-Day Journey
I don’t usually like to use the content of other people’s work, but I felt that this devotion was too good not to share, so thank you to Hayley DiMarco!
Hayley has it all right. God clearly states what we are supposed to do- love Him and our neighbors. We want to be successful and have grand purposes in our lives, when in reality, our grandest purpose is to follow God! Such a simple idea has been before us this entire time, yet we seem to want to find our own ways to live our lives.
God is our purpose. God is our success story. After all, you’d rather have eternal success over temporary earthly success, right?
“Blessed is the person who does not follow the advice of wicked people, take the path of sinners. or join in the company of mockers. Rather, he delights in the teachings of the Lord and reflects on His teachings day and night.” Psalms 1:1-2
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