Do you live a focused, purposeful life?
with Lynette Beer
I don’t want to know how busy you are, or how much you are doing for your church. I want to know if you live a focused, purposeful life. In other words, are you living life to your fullest potential, according to the plans, dreams, talents and gifts that God has built into your heart even before you were born?
“Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, and before you were born I consecrated you; I appointed you a prophet to the nations.” Jeremiah 1:5
You need to grasp this truth today. There is no such thing as a man or a woman without a dream. We were all created to have dreams; we have a destiny and a reason for living. What is your calling in life? Maybe you don’t even know where to begin figuring this one out. Well, what is that one thing that you did when you were a child? Maybe you were always playing with your dolls, pretending they were sick and you had to get them back to health. Or you lined them up in a row and played you were the teacher. Maybe you didn’t like playing with dolls at all, but were forever building stuff with whatever you could lay your hands on, designing towers with your mother’s pots and pans or making roads in the dirt.
But, somewhere along the line you changed. You didn’t do that anymore. You started to listen to what other people were saying about what you should do and not do, what you should study and how you should live your life, and eventually that passion faded. Now, every time someone talks about fulfilling your dreams, and adhering to your calling in life, you have this niggling uneasiness in the back of your mind. And you wonder… what if I am not doing what I am supposed to be doing?
Then of course there are the things you catch yourself daydreaming about. Maybe it is to write a book, be an artist, start your own business, but then you forget about it again and carry on with your normal, day-to-day life, wondering if this is it? Is this what life is all about?
No, a 1000 times over no! God thought of you before you were born and he had a plan for you before you were in the womb. God knew who the accountants, the business men, the writers, the actors, the engineers, the teachers, the chefs, the pathologists, the home-makers, and the mechanics would be. Regardless of what you do, what your title is, or what your salary is, you were created to have an impact in the world and to leave a mark on our generation. Just do it!
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