The journey, progression & purpose behind our days
You and I were created on purpose, for a purpose, but how easy is that to lose sight of? This morning I found myself planning, scheduling and obsessing over my to do list – friends, vacation, work, cleaning, cooking.. you name it, I was scouring to squeeze it in. Somehow the more I found myself packing my schedule the emptier I felt. My days and life are full with good things but I still longed for more. I was letting those important things over shadow the one essential that God has placed on my heart. Whether you’re spread too thin or distracted by life’s hurdles and comparisons I feel you.. it’s HARD to stay focused on what we really want in this life. I can’t identify what that is in your life but I hope that we uncover it together. If we’ll choose to face forward and intentionally pursue the abundant life that God has waiting for us, I believe we can actually find lasting satisfaction and contentment.
This idea of living on purpose is so close to my heart, probably because I struggle with it so much. I want to be the woman God called me to be and I want to experience His best for every season of life. Instead of and seeking Him and His will though, I usually end up questioning.
God, why am I still at this job? I feel like I’m wasting my time here. I want to use my talents that you have given me. Why haven’t you opened a new, more fulfilling door?
Jesus, why am I single? I went through a heart breaking relationship and now I feel alone. Why haven’t you led me to the one yet? I want to be married. Am I not ready?
Lord, why didn’t you create my like her? I struggle with my weight and she can eat whatever she wants and still be thin. Why didn’t you give me her looks? She is so much more popular than me. Do you really think I am beautiful?
Father, why do I feel so unlovable? I feel rejected. Why did that friend betray me? I know you say you’re good but none of this feels good right now.
The “why, how and when” questions seem endless sometimes but at the end of the day there is a purpose for the pain we so often experience. Finding that purpose often helps sooth the pain. I hope that we can help each other answer some of life’s biggest questions with practical ideas and tangible encouragement for our real lives. I think we all know that the answer always points back to Jesus but sometimes it takes community to help remind us of that. Living beyond ourselves isn’t always easy but it is always worth it. After all, this is the only life we were given, let's live it with purpose!