The Best Advice for Living Your Purpose with Peace

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The best thing we can teach the next generation is how to live our their God-given purpose with peace. Let's look at how to know that purpose and pursue it with hope and confidence.

What is the best advice you could give the next generation about living a life of purpose with peace?

Bible Scholars believe that Psalm 127 was written by David for Solomon, or by Solomon for his children.

Whoever wrote the words, they both knew the following advice is vitally important…

Unless the Lord builds a house,
    the work of the builders is wasted.
Unless the Lord protects a city,
    guarding it with sentries will do no good.

Psalm 127:1

If a person wants to live out their purpose with peace, they need a firm foundation individually and collectively. They need to have something to do and feel safe and secure doing it.

They need the Lord’s guidance, presence, and help.

David wrote…

The Lord is my rock, my fortress, and my Savior;
    my God is my rock, in whom I find protection.
He is my shield, the power that saves me,
    and my place of safety.
I called on the Lord, who is worthy of praise,
    and He saved me from my enemies.

Psalm 18:2–3

Strong nations need strong communities and strong communities need strong families … and to have a strong family each individual needs a purpose established on the firm foundation of God’s grace, mercy, and love.

So, is it any wonder that the enemy of our souls has been striving to create doubt and take God out of our homes and communities since the beginning of time?

Recently, I received the following comment on social media in response to my post – How to Read the Bible in a Way that Will Change Your Life

“Reading fiction doesn’t change your life unless you want to live pretending.”

Oh, how the enemy wants us to believe that … but the Bible clearly tells us the truth of the evidence of God.

Hebrews 11:1 says: 

Faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.

And that’s true for you and me but read the words John wrote at the end of his Gospel…

This disciple is the one who testifies to these events and has recorded them here. And we know that his account of these things is accurate. Jesus also did many other things. If they were all written down, I suppose the whole world could not contain the books that would be written.

John 21:24–25

I’ve written more about the evidence I believe we have for faith here … How to Answer Someone Who Says Your Faith is Belief Without Evidence

All we have to do is look around! Without God, families fall apart and culture crumbles.

Psalm 127 goes on to say…

It is useless for you to work so hard
    from early morning until late at night,
anxiously working for food to eat;
    for God gives rest to His loved ones.

Psalm 127:2

Building our lives on the firm foundation of God’s love gives peace and purpose to life.

Solomon wrote the following with wisdom given to Him by God…

Trust in the Lord with all your heart;
    do not depend on your own understanding.
Seek His will in all you do,
    and He will show you which path to take.
Don’t be impressed with your own wisdom.
    Instead, fear the Lord and turn away from evil.
Then you will have healing for your body
    and strength for your bones.

Proverbs 3:5–8

Let’s prayerfully ask the Lord to help us build our lives on a firm foundation of faith … trusting Him to give us everything we need to safely live our purpose for His glory.

The best thing we can teach the next generation is how to live our their God-given purpose with peace. Let's look at how to know that purpose and pursue it with hope and confidence.

A Prayer to Live Your Purpose with Peace

Father, You have given everything and everyone on earth a purpose. Without Your wisdom and guidance, we chase so many temporary worldly desires trying to satisfy our inner need for You. We chase desires trying to find and accomplish selfish ambitions. We need to know and pursue Your plans and purposes or we end up foolishly “chasing the wind.”

Lord, please forgive me for allowing worldly distractions to keep me from pursuing all that You want for me. Forgive me for letting doubt mislead me.

You have given me everything I need to live with faith built on Jesus, the Rock of my Salvation. You are my Peace, the One who Protects me and the Power that saves me.

My purpose in this life is to SEEK, KNOW, TRUST, LOVE, and OBEY Your will for Your glory. Why? Because of all You have done for me through Your grace, mercy, and love. You sacrificed Your Son, Jesus, to save my soul and give me life with You forever.

Please help me live my purpose with peace. I TRUST You, Lord. Please help me when I’m tempted to doubt and guide me on the path You have prepared for me so that I might live for Your glory shining the light of Your love now and forever. Amen.

The best thing we can teach the next generation is how to live our their God-given purpose with peace. Let's look at how to know that purpose and pursue it with hope and confidence.

Author Patricia Ennis wrote…

“View yourself as a precious vessel He crafted for a unique purpose.”

You and I are so precious to God that He gave His Son to save us from the consequences of sin and to give us purposeful lives.

Peter wrote…

You are a chosen people. You are royal priests, a holy nation, God’s very own possession. As a result, you can show others the goodness of God, for He called you out of the darkness into His wonderful light.

1 Peter 2:9

With God’s help, we can live our purpose with peace and courage. Whatever is going on in your life today, hold on to the truth of God’s promises….

In His kindness God called you to share in His eternal glory by means of Christ Jesus. So after you have suffered a little while, He will restore, support, and strengthen you, and He will place you on a firm foundation. All power to Him forever! Amen.

1 Peter 5:10–11

God be with you and bless you and you SEEK His help to live your purpose with peace.

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  1. Natalie Martin says:

    Please pray for my daughter. She is constantly under attack by bullies and jealous people. As a result of this she suffers depression. Please pray for her.

    1. Hi Natalie:
      Praying for a complete restoration and resolution to the bullying and jealousy
      that has been put on your child. In the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit Amen, Angelic ????

    2. I am so sorry, Natalie. I’m lifting your daughter up in prayer and asking the Lord the protect her both physically, mentally, and emotionally. God be with you!

  2. Martha Orlando says:

    Unless our foundation is firmly established in God, we won’t live up to the promises and potential He has prepared for all His children. Beautiful, Deb!

    1. ???? Martha
      Just want to say Amen and I love the Lord.????????????????. Angelic

    2. Amen, Martha! What a blessing it is to know we are covered by His grace. And by His grace, we get to live His promises with hope for the future. Blessings!

  3. Like the song says, “it is on the Solid Rock I stand, every thing else is shifting sand!” Building a strong and firm relationship with the Savior is our our only true peace. Trials come, hardships too! They help us to build our faith if we let them. Don’t let the enemy make you doubt. Stand firm!
    I love the way you get the message across to us, Deb. I truly count on your words of wisdom and what a great learning experience. God Bless You and Rev and Sadie and may you have a wonderful, safe and happy week.

    1. That’s such a reassuring faith-strengthening hymn, Sue. The Lord is our peace and we stand secure on the firm foundation of His everlasting love. He is our hope and our future. You’re right, trials come but the Lord is able to use them to draw us close and increase our faith. Thank you for your sweet encouragement, Blessings, my friend!

  4. Ana Cordova says:

    Thank you for the beautiful words and prayers to help me remain faithful. Please guide me Lord to always have a strong foundation in order to fight the enemy and to give me my purpose in this world. So that I may always have Grace, Mercy, and Peace to deal with difficult times knowing you are always with me to give me strength, patience, and understanding. Help me not to follow the worldly things instead strengthen my faith to always seek you. Blessing Deb and all the ladies who follow this podcast.????

    1. Thank you once again for sharing this beautiful prayer, Ana! God be with you and bless you as you focus your heart on Him, this week.

  5. Yvonne Hayes says:

    Thanking God For His Son Jesus ChristAmen .Thank You For Such Beautiful Words of Encouragement Keeping in line With Scripture, To Do So ,Reminding Us To Align Ourselves With Our Father and His Word ! A Strong Foundation We Must Keep Where Truth Is Found ! Enjoyed Very Much ????????????????❤️

    1. Thank you, Yvonne! I truly appreciate your kind encouragement. May the Lord be with you and bless you!