I have one purpose in my life.
It took me a long time to understand that fact.
The word purpose is defined as – the reason something was made or created. The reason it exists.
I believed I was created to be a wife and mom, a teacher, and a child of God. But those are my roles. They’re not my purpose.
My singular purpose is to love and trust God (Father, Son, and Holy Spirit).
Surrendering my life to Him. Trusting His plans and purposes. Following His will.
Making my focus…
Knowing Him and Making Him known.
I love how Rick Warren started The Purpose Driven Life…
“It’s not about you.”
Where humility begins.
Trusting you and I were made by and for God, the Creator of the universe.
Believing this holy just God loves us so much He sacrificed His Son, Jesus, for us.
And… Surrendering all we are, all we think, all we do and say to the power of His Holy Spirit.
That’s my purpose. It sounds simple, but it’s not. Life with all of its distractions and temptations get in the way. And of course, there’s also my sinful nature that keeps shouting, “Me. Me. Me.”
There is only one way to make trusting God my singular purpose and that is to start every day with the following prayer.
Lord, You “must become greater and I must become less.”
Help me through your grace and mercy
by the power of Your Spirit. Amen
I used to trust God with my eternal life, but not with my daily life.
After all, look around . . . bad things happen.
My problem was weak faith. I simply didn’t believe God was great enough to sustain me through a major crisis or tragedy.
I was wrong.
He proved Himself to be more than able . . . always.
His faithfulness convinced me…
I can trust Him to have my best interest at heart.
I can believe that every Word and promise is absolute truth.
I can be confident He will meet my every need with love.
A couple of weeks ago, I finished my prayer time by asking the Lord to tell me something He wanted me to know and share with you.
And my spirit heard…
I am involved in every detail of your life.
I am with you.
I love you.
You can trust Me.
David said in Psalm 131:
Lord, I have given up my pride
and turned away from my arrogance.
I am not concerned with great matters
or with subjects too difficult for me.
Instead, I am content and at peace.
As a child lies quietly in its mother’s arms,
so my heart is quiet within me.
Israel, trust in the Lord
now and forever!
Turn away from pride and arrogance.
Accepting who I am with
Jesus—great in every area of my life.
Me . . . humble, content, and at peace.
Be humble under God’s powerful hand so He will lift you up when the right time comes. Give all your worries to Him, because He cares about you. 1 Peter 5:6–7
You and I are humble because of who He is.
We are humble because of what He does.
We are humble because He is trustworthy.
And the best news is…
He cares. He loves.
He is the Great, I AM.
Quotes by Andrew Murray to Inspire You
“Humility is the only soil in which the graces root; the lack of humility is the sufficient explanation of every defect and failure. Humility is not so much a grace or virtue along with others; it is the root of all, because it alone takes the right attitude before God, and allows Him as God to do all.”
“Humility is the displacement of self by the enthronement of God.”
“Humility is perfect quietness of heart. It is to expect nothing, to wonder at nothing that is done to me, to feel nothing done against me. It is to be at rest when nobody praises me, and when I am blamed or despised. It is to have a blessed home in the Lord, where I can go in and shut the door, and kneel to my Father in secret, and am at peace as in a deep sea of calmness, when all around and above is trouble.”
“Humility is simply the disposition which prepares the soul for living on trust.”
“The call to humility has been too little regarded in the church because its true nature and importance have been too little apprehended. It is not something that we bring to God, or that He bestows; it is simply the sense of entire nothingness that comes when we see how truly God is everything.”
For me, Humility begins with my purposeful desire to love, know and trust God completely.
That is my prayer. My heart’s desire. My purpose.
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