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Easter Changes... Purpose March 28, 2017

purpose [pur-puh s] :

1.  the reason for which something exists or is done, made, used, etc.

2.  an intended or desired result; end; aim; goal.

Purpose.  I could quote you the amount of time and money people spend on self-help books and searching for purpose, but…  

  1. I didn’t want to Google it.  
  2. I pretty sure the number is high.  
  3. The number doesn’t really matter.

The reality is, a lot of people search and search to find what they believe their purpose is.  People jump from job to job and various activities to seek happiness and what satisfies us, because we think that’s what true purpose is: being happy and satisfied. 

You see, I believe we find purpose by seeking what God had originally designed.

God created us to live an amazing life with him.

In the very first book of the bible, Genesis 1, God worked for 6 days and at the end of each day, He saw it was good.  The 6th day He created man, and saw he was good.

Day 7 came and God rested.

It didn’t take long for Adam and Eve to mess up (this is when sin entered the world).  Though sin came, it didn’t take away the purpose that was set before Adam and Eve (to be fruitful, multiply, take care of the grounds, love God, etc).

Adam and Eve got tired and weary and wanted to quit, as if they felt they lost their sense of purpose.  But, the reality is, our purpose was lovingly set for us and we need to not lose site of it.

We were created to love God and love others.

Mark 12:30-31 tells us, “You must love the lord your God with all your heart, all your soul, all your mind, and all your strength.’  The second is equally important: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’  No other commandment is greater than these.”

I have come to the conclusion and conviction that I can chase various things to make me happy, but at the end of the day, I know they will not last and I know I am a child of God. He doesn't necessarily care where I am or where I go (in reality it’s He who put me there).  

My only job is to do everything I do to the best of my ability and to love God with all my heart in the process and to show His love to others that He puts in front of me.

True purpose is not filling my life with what makes me happy, but ultimately loving God and loving others.