13 Lessons this Christian Girl learned in 2013, Day 3

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Day 3: Find your purpose…ON PURPOSE

” For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the Lord, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope”-Jeremiah 29:11

This scripture is simple but SO loaded. Sometimes we go through so much in life, you know why? The enemy knows if he can keep you so focused on the activity and bombardment of everyday life, it will cause the average to not think twice about what their purpose on this earth is. Instead, the focus is shifted on trying to make ends meet, making sure their bills are paid, the lights are on and fighting to keep that job you hate. But why is that we think it will be easy to know exactly what and when to do it as it pertains to our purpose and destiny? One thing I’m TRULY grateful for this year, is my church. I’ve spent years aimlessly wandering with an “Ok, I’m here…I’m alive…now what?” attitude. The thing about purpose is it gets our motor running, it gets your fire burning, it inspires you to move onward and upward. Not finding out your purpose is like going to work and not getting a check or going to school and not obtaining a degree or like dating someone who never intends to close the deal. For me, it took a father, a mother and Spirit of God to say “Hey, THIS is who you are. This who you are suppose to be! Not THIS! “. From that moment on, my life I can truly say has never been the same. I’ve said it before but I will say it again: Take time to find out why you’ve been put on this earth. My dear, it will save you a lot of trouble. Don’t know how? I’ll start off with a clue: If you a believer, I’m mean fire-breathing-filled-with-the-holy-ghost-yes-im-going-to-heaven, many times your purpose is linked to your passions. For example, I HATE injustice, I love a good underdog story. I’m yet waiting to get to the next chapter in my life but I believe God is the only one who make a nobody, a somebody. When I say a nobody, I’m talking, no one believes in them, all hope is lost, no one’s checking for you type. So you know what happens, I’m draw to those who are like me or have been where I am and have transitioned into God’s intended purpose for their life. It’s a passion of mine to NOT be a static. If I had a premiere message, it would be that. That you CAN beat the odds. I don’t care if my natural mother or father, siblings, extended family, school mates, co-workers, whoever did nothing more than the average; I refuse for that to be my story. I use to say in my heart “I can’t trace anyone in family who did anything great” and it terrified me that God had something more for me. In fact, I fought it. Tooth and nail. True Story. But deep, deep, deeeppp down, I knew that being average was not in my DNA and I questioned my mother if I was adopted. It bothers my tiny brain that this is the way things should be and others can sit back and accept it. So you know what I do, I recite the word God over my day, my life, my destiny. I use Jeremiah 29:11. I remind God that I only have come this far because of Him and I can only keep moving forward because of Him. I remind Him that I’ve only seen the tip of the iceberg as it pertains to my destiny and I’m very interested in finding out the rest He has for. After all, God’s intentions for my life, hand over fist beats my parent’s intentions for me, my pastor’s intentions for me, in fact, even my OWN intentions. If you want to find purpose, Trust God. It’s in HIM. I hope you got that…

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