Friday, June 4, 2010

Live on Purpose - It Bears Repeating

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.


LisaShaw said...

Awesome sharing my friend!

I have that same book. Purchased it in January while at a retreat and I enjoy it. I use it along with Jesus Calling (Sarah Young) and Hearing God (Joyce Meyer)

I love you.

Denise said...


Mariel said...

good good word!! i am at a place of crossroads and desiring to follow closely to what my Jesus calls me to!

thank you for sharing this!

elaine @ peace for the journey said...

A good word, sister friend! Sometimes I think we make it too hard... this understanding of what we're supposed to be doing with our lives. There's great pressure in our Christian circles to figure it out, when really, quite simply I think it boils down to one overriding goal...

Knowing God and then out of that knowing, lead others to know the same.

How I pray to keep faithful to that knowing all the days of my life.

Now, for some fun, you need to head over to the blog and watch my husband (on video) give you an idea for a stress reliever/moving tip. I know that you will be able to appreciate it; the humor seems to be lost on some of my blogging friends.


Lloyd said...

Thank you for this blessing. I really enjoyed reading the posts on your blog. I would like to invite you to come over to my blog and check it out. God bless, Lloyd

Nana's Nuggets said...

Hi! Joanne, Thank you so much for the sweet comment you left me! It is such a Blessing to be lifted up! *Blessings!:), Have a grate week!

Kristen said...

Joanne that was awesome and just what I needed to hear today! With having to find a job, just graduating etc.. there are so many questions on my mind. I have just given God everything and am just being patient for His responses :)

God and Ponytails said...

Thanks for the encouragement- When it is clear we have to step up!

sanjeet said...

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