Sunday, May 6, 2012

Purpose

While having lunch with a co-worker the other day, the subject of purpose came up.  She was saying she had purpose, she had a full time job.  I said my job was not my purpose.  After a pause, she asked me what my purpose was.  I thought a second and said, "my purpose is to be a light to the world.  That is every Christian's purpose"  She thought a moment and said, "but a person needs a way to show that light" 

I am going to stop using the word "light" and use "love" instead.  I don't want anyone misunderstanding and think I am some "new age" person.  Is "new age" even something people say anymore?? 

Showing people the love of God is bringing light into darkness.  So ultimately, my purpose is showing people the love of God.  So while I know being involved in ministry, programs, etc. is necessary, how I treat people in my everyday life is VERY important.  I have to be aware of others' needs and hurts.  When I am focused on myself, there is not much light/love in that.  My prayer life should include praying for others and asking for wisdom in meeting needs, spiritual and physical.  

Father, I ask for an observant and tender spirit. I want You to love through me.  I'll be your hands and feet.

Thanks for reading .........and loving :)

4 comments:

Kelley said...

I love this post! I think our purpose is to spread God's word and love.

Kelley said...

I think you gave your friend a great response. You nailed it!

MarshaMarshaMarsha said...

haha! I have been known to use the term "new age"... maybe that's showing my Baptist roots? ;)

You are right though, Becky. And you know what else is a wonderful side effect of loving on others? It takes the focus off of ourselves.

Kay said...

I love this post. I think we can get so bogged down with what WE call 'life' that we miss real Life completely and the love/light that is to be the theme of it.