For Mother's Day, my youngest son Samuel gave me a book - 100 Days of Prayer for Women.
While reading it this morning, the words jumped off the page. So, for those of you needing a little pick-me-up in your life purpose, these words are for you.
Live On Purpose
God chose you to be His people, so I urge you now to live the life to which God called you.
Ephesians 4:1 NCV
What on earth does God intend for me to do with my life? It's an easy question to ask but, for many of us, a difficult question to answer. Why? Because God's purposes aren't always clear to us. Sometimes we wander aimlessly in a wilderness of our own making. And sometimes, we struggle mightily against God in an unsuccessful attempt to find success and happiness through our own means, not His.
If you're a woman who sincerely seeks God's guidance, He will give it. But, He will make His revelations known to you in a way and in a time of His choosing, not yours, so be patient. If you prayerfully petition God and work diligently to discern His intentions, He will, in time, lead you to a place of joyful abundance and eternal peace.
Sometimes, God's intentions will be clear to you, other times, God's plan will seem uncertain at best. But even on those difficult days when you are unsure which way to turn, you must never lose sight of these overriding facts: God created you for a reason; He has important work for you to do; and He's waiting patiently for you to do it.
The next step is up to you.