It’s the start of a new week and a new day. Thank God for His protection, shelter and guidance throughout last week and we believe Him to be faithful this week as well. I often used to ask myself the question: “Why am I here? What is my purpose?” I’m certain at some point in your life, you may have had the same thought. There must be a reason why we are still here; otherwise, our lives could’ve ended long before now- even during childbirth. Obviously, His will was for us to be in this present moment and during this time; but just what is God’s will for our lives? I believe this is one of the most sought after questions that we ask the Lord. Knowing our purpose and what we are supposed to do, gives much more meaning and clarity to living. Even on our jobs, management will give its employees directives on what corporate, team and individual goals should be met for the year. Surely, the Creator of all – who is the reason why we exist, would tell us why we exist…right? Of course He will and He does. • Do we distance ourselves in our relationship with Jesus, if our petitions aren’t met as we desire? • Do we back away or give less of ourselves when “we” feel we are giving more to the Lord than what He is giving to us (of course you do realize that we can never repay the Lord for all that He has done, but our mind will have us pondering this thought)?The busyness of our lives has taken over the time we really need to mediate and enter into the presence of God. When we seek His presence, this means we are actively seeking His will. We are putting forth the effort to come closer to Him.
“And you will seek Me and find Me, when you search for Me with all your heart.” Jeremiah 29:13 NKJV
Just what are you seeking Him for? Are you seeking for an answered prayer to “your” heart’s desire or to truly establish a relationship with Him? 1 Spend time in your word daily and meditate on it throughout the day. 2 Remind yourself that God is omnipresent – He is everywhere, including with you. 3 Take time to appreciate the many ways He reminds us of being present in our lives, beyond the prayers he has answered on our behalf (i.e. sunsets, sunrises, the birth of children, physical ability, knowledge to retain and to reach and teach others, being called to represent Him as His children)You can rest on a confident assurance that God knows the plans He has for us- even if we do not know. He says…I KNOW!
“For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the LORD, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope.” Jeremiah 29:11 NKJV
We must get to a place in life to say- Jesus long as YOU know, I can trust that you’re guiding me towards my purpose.