WAKEUP! Purpose alarm.
April 28, 2011 Comments Off on WAKEUP! Purpose alarm.
A problem I struggled with for such a long time was trying to figure out my purpose on Earth, trying to figure out what was worth waking up for everyday and putting my heart and soul into. I think so many of us struggle with finding a purpose for our life, a motive to keep us on the straight and narrow path, and a means of belonging somewhere in the grand scheme of things…
BEEP! BEEP! BEEP! (No, don’t hit the snooze button) Today is the day you finally wake up and realize something. The christian life isn’t about you, it isn’t about fixing all the times you screw up, and just going through life living and then once you mess up you repent. Focusing on all the times you mess up is exactly what the devil wants and is exactly what will happen if you’re not careful. Living for Christ is about focusing your impact on others, about achieving the God given goal inside of you and not hitting the snooze button when your internal God clock goes off. I’m sorry, it’s not about you and working to be perfect and focusing on correcting every mess up- Jesus died on the cross for that. You’re only wasting your life away trying to fix something that has already been fixed. However, you still have to ask forgiveness when you do come up short!
I once was asked a question that forever changed my life. Pastor Perry Noble of Newspring Church in Anderson, SC asked the following question: “If you knew you couldn’t fail for God, what would you go out and accomplish?”
For me, it was starting a student ministry at Auburn. For you, it might be starting a bible study, spending an entire summer in a different country, witnessing to a friend that you’ve been scared to talk to about God, or leading your entire school to Christ. Whatever it is, each and every one of us have a special purpose, different from the next. God gave you special gifts and talents that I don’t have, so that you could go out and discover your special purpose.
Dont….waste your life trying to be just another mediocre doctor, lawyer, or business leader. The world has enough of those and obviously isn’t doing so hot. Be a world changer, go out and do something radical for Christ. We all only have 1 chance at life and are never promised another day here on Earth. Go out and live each day like you’re going to die, live with purpose in Christ and you will conquer this world. If your dream is to be a doctor, then open a clinic that witnesses to its patients. If you want to be a lawyer, practice law for the under-privledged people that cannot afford a good lawyer and witness. The bible says we’re all called according to his purpose!
NEVER tell yourself that you’re not good enough or you’re a failure. NEVER tell yourself that someone else will get around to doing it, that God would never use someone like you. The devil wants you to believe those things, God is calling you to a special and unique purpose solely for your life alone! Don’t back down, but instead live in the promises He has given us! You’re special, don’t throw it away. God uses the least of these, He used a murderer and a prostitute to change hundreds of people in the bible. You don’t have to clean up your act to come to God, rather He cleans you up to do your act!
Today is the day you take your life to the next level and start living with a special, God given purpose. What would you do for God if you knew you wouldn’t fail?
“And Jesus said unto them … , “If ye have faith as a grain of mustard seed, ye shall say unto this mountain, Remove hence to younder place; and it shall remove; and nothing shall be impossible to you.” -Romans 1:17
“Then you will have success if you are careful to observe the decrees and laws that the LORD gave Moses for Israel. Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or discouraged.” –1 Chronicles 22:13
But even if you should suffer for what is right, you are blessed. “Do not fear what they fear ; do not be frightened.” Take Courage 1 Peter 3:14