Hello Sunday peeps!
I hope you had a great Easter last weekend and that you ate some chocolate AND remembered the reason for the day. Because He lives, we now have life!
I spent the weekend in Canada with my family, and we had the chance to check out my brother and sister-in-law’s church for Easter Sunday.
The pastor spoke on purpose, and it really struck me, so that’s what I want to talk about today.
The synopsis of the sermon was that people have their purpose mixed up. They think that things like their job, their family, being healthy etc. is their purpose in life.
HOWEVER, these things are NOT our purpose. These things help SERVE our purpose of living for God, following his will for our lives and walking out and sharing his love and message with the world.
It really struck me because, as you know, I am SUPER obsessed with health – being healthy, living a healthy lifestyle, working out etc. – and I’ve always had a hard time with scaling that obsession back for 2 reasons:
- I’ve written about my food issues here. Obsessions are hard to break (getting much better though!)
- I’ve always had this thought that what I am doing is actually GOOD as God wants our bodies to be His temples, so I need to keep mine in tip-top shape.
But, thinking about it with this perspective was challenging. Yes, I am SUPER healthy and keeping God’s temple healthy. BUT, it does impede my ability to walk out his freedom in my life and share his message with the world – sometimes I’m just too busy being wrapped up in my own mind.
Terrible. But, you know I’m bein’ real.
I’m also a terrible workaholic and have often thought my purpose in life is to be able to make a living and I’m always trying to work more, work harder, to make that happen.
And this has DEFINITELY impeded with the purpose of living for God – I’ve been too busy to get plugged into a church, sometimes I feel like “I don’t have time for devotions” and the like.
I don’t have any answers right now of how I am going to change all this, since it’s so fresh, but it’s been really on my mind over the last week.
I want to be able to better identify the things that SERVE my purpose in life, so that I can start walking in my actual purpose – to live for the One who died for me and to share his love and message with others.
So, I want to challenge you to look at your life and see if there are places that you’ve got your purpose a little mixed up.
With baby steps, I know that we all can slowly change that mix-up and start walking in the true calling for our lives!