Thursday, September 4, 2014
Pursue Your Purpose
Hello all! Hope everyone is having a great week.
One of the GLAM members brought a devotional to my attention that aligns perfectly with our first meeting topic. I decided to share it on the blog to get another point of view on the topic.
The devotional was written by Joyce Meyers. I really enjoy reading what she has to say. She breaks it down and applies it perfectly to everyday life. She also tells it how it is, and I think we could all use a little of that in our lives!
Here is what Joyce wrote for her devotional today:
But seek (aim at and strive after) first of all His kingdom and His righteousness (His way of doing and being right), and then all these things taken together will be given you besides. —Matthew 6:33
Have you ever thought, “What is my purpose in life?” Each of us wants to feel we have a purpose . . . that we’re making a meaningful difference in the world.
God has a purpose for each of us, and that is to do right and glorify God.
How do you pursue your purpose? By getting up each day and putting God first. There are many other things we may be tempted to chase after—job position, education, relationships, money, material possessions, and so on. But too often when you attain these things your life is just as empty and unfulfilled as when you started.
God knows what you need and is well aware of your heart’s desires, and He will grant them if you will just pursue your purpose by seeking Him first.
This is so important to remember. I am a Christian and strive to live right through God's eyes but I don't always wake up and put God FIRST. As normal human beings we have a million things on our minds when we start our days, but as important as they seem, we need to focus on God and putting him first. He will help us realize our purpose and get through all the obstacles!