The road to purpose is paved with a willingness to know and believe in a God who has everything held tightly in His hands. Through the first half of this series we talked a lot about understanding we have purpose in both good and bad times. We’ve also discussed how those bad times can shape our purpose. Today, I want to share a little piece of Psalm 17. It’s from the heart of David.
Hear a just cause, O Lord, Attend to my cry; Give ear to my prayer which is not from deceitful lips. 2 Let my vindication come from Your presence;
Let Your eyes look on the things that are upright. 3 You have tested my heart;
You have visited me in the night; You have tried me and have found nothing; I have purposed that my mouth shall not transgress.
David says, “I have purposed that my mouth shall not transgress.” Within living our purpose, we must choose to trust God in the midst of anything that might occur. A responsibility we have within our faith is to stand on His promises, even when it seems like those promises are for everyone but us.
Many people ask what their specific purpose is… I believe each life is meant to show the light of the Gospel, the love of Jesus, to others through our unique gifts. And, I believe we can do that even in the midst of difficulty. God wants to use each heart to accomplish mighty plans. We may never become fully aware of just how great our purpose is while living and breathing in this life, but we must trust the God who does. Nothing done for Jesus is small.
Today, I would like you to simply pray David’s words in Psalm 17:1-3 over your own life. You can share these verses on social media using the hashtag #ActivatingYourPurpose to encourage someone else.