We all want our lives to be significant, replacing what we may have inadvertently settled for with what we're longing for.
But recognising what is genuinely significant and matters most is key to living on purpose. Is it buildings, large bank accounts, houses, cars, a list of achievements, and trophies on the wall? Or is our life and purpose based on who Jesus says we are, and what He says?
Jesus said, “I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full” (John 10:10), Which means Jesus wants us to figure out what we’re made to do and then do lots of that. To have ambitions worthy of our time and the effort it will take to pursue them. It’s like understanding the difference between whittling and carving. One is just killing time; the other is laden with purpose.
If you want to make a mark on the world and leave a real legacy, the best example of a purpose-driven life that was carved out, and not just whittled away is Jesus.
He is undoubtedly the most outstanding teacher and world changer the world has ever seen and He encourages us to learn from Him on how to live. (Matthew 11:29-30)
Think about your ambitions and goals, and then add some of the things that Jesus did into the mix. Because if you want to make a real difference and have a meaningful and purposeful life, He is a great example to follow. (You can start reading about Him in the bible in Matthew, Mark, Luke and John)
Jesus will add all the things that so many people spend all their time and energy chasing after, to your life when you choose to learn from and follow Him.
Today choose wisely what matters in life and determine to live your life on purpose.
"I’ll show you how to take a real rest. Walk with me and work with me—watch how I do it. Learn the unforced rhythms of grace. I won’t lay anything heavy or ill-fitting on you. Keep company with me and you’ll learn to live freely and lightly.” (Matthew 11:29-30)
“Be imitators of God, therefore, as beloved children and walk in love, just as Christ loved us and gave Himself up for us." (Ephesians 5:1-2)
“But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.” (Matthew 6:33)
Prayer: Lord, thank you that you have created me with a purpose and that you want me to impact the world. Would you please help me enjoy my life and make my mark every day as I follow the example of Jesus in all I am and do? In Jesus name Amen Open document settings Open publish panel