Today’s morning was filled with knowledge ready to be applied. My overbearing brain was telling me to get up and so I did. God has a plan for us but it is not always pleasant for us. When we go through change we fill loss and pain of some degree. But with pain we also grow through Jesus Christ. We become more Christ-like and sharpen God’s purpose for us. Our purpose in life is something we are most passionate about when it is used to Glorify God.
Where you are today is where God wants you to be. You only need to be still and listen for his instruction. Know that God loves you and he will never leave you. Live each day to the fullest and be in the moment. Make Goals each day and tackle the more important and difficult tasks first. Make a checklist for your daily routine and goals and at the end of the day you will be filled with God’s love and peace. You get one gift of life on this earth so don’t waste it. Thank our Lord Jesus Christ for his sacrifice, serve, and love others as he loves us.
Having a daily devotional time with the Lord and reading his word is where you will find your purpose. One of my favorite inspirational books for defining, and growing in your purpose is a book called “A Purpose Driven Life” by Rick Warren. This book helped me sharpen my passions to glorify God and live more for him and less for me. If you read these books you will find the answers you are seeking.
As I was having a bible study last night I got so excited about sharing it. The first lesson went over the season of waiting and we all know what that is like but you may not call it a season. In Ecclesiastes 3:11 it says “God has set the right time for everything.” As I was reminded of this scripture it was the timing of this bible study that was amazing. I have had the DVD and book for awhile but I hadn’t set up a time to start it until a friend needed me and this was the answer God said use and he was right. I needed the lesson just as much as my friend did. God is awesome and I know I can be a little cheesy but I that’s ok, I’m excited.
As I heard the sermon about the season of waiting I looked around and said yes I have been waiting and its been difficult but look what he has done. God has given me a new home, a new church, new friends, a movie, published books, a great non-profit ministry, a new job, and he has made me more desirable as the one for the one. God knows my hearts desires and he knows yours; look around and see what he has done and smile. We all have our bad days of “Why not now?” but just remember he knows best.
God can write the most beautiful things. As I dream and write ideas down I have to laugh because I often wonder why I can’t have these in reality. The romantic things that come to mind I have lived some but have yet to live others. But as soon as I ponder this question God reminds me that you are still young and your new life has just begun. I’m his baby of almost 4 … decades old.
He has so many great plans for me that I can’t even imagine; which I am grateful for because it sweetens the surprise. Even through loneliness I find comfort with to do list of redoing Sela’s bedroom and ideas for renovating the kitchen and then working on my book and script. I’m definitely not bored… haha.
I did make the mistake of telling Sela, a 9 year old, I was working on her room yesterday and of course I received several text asking if I was done with it in a matter of 30 minutes. I am her wonder woman and she believes I can do anything. I will be lucky if I get done before she comes home. The Lord has me moving and shaking so as I act out his beautiful script I am thankful for living, I’m thankful for the people who do love me, my home, and all the other littles things he provides for me.
This is a year of Thankfulness and many blessings to come.
The benefits of purpose-driven living is:
Although we want to live in eternity with Jesus Christ and God our father we must not lose sight of our purpose here on earth. I have read so many books where it seems the focus is on eternity so much that we forget to live the blessings of this life for God and his purpose for us. The parable of talents (Matthew 25:14-30) shares of three servants who chose different ways to handling their master’s money. Two of the servants invested and doubled their money not worrying about tomorrow. The one servant who worried about the what-if dug a whole and put the money in it. He believed this would please his master to not have used the gift he was given but to hoard it away. The two servants whom invested the money receive the reward while the one who was afraid received nothing.
God’s purpose for you and your life is here and now discover it and grow your relationship with him and eternity is yours.
Warren, Rick (2004). A purpose driven life. Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan.
A Single mom gets a fresh start in a fixer-upper home and with the help of God’s handy man finds herself closer to the one.
A single mom name Stacey and her daughter Sela move in to a fixer-upper with a grumpy neighbor who happens to be an old boyfriend of Stacey’s. When Jack realizes that Stacey lives next door he finds any excuse to go see her and complain. Stacey hires a handy man, Oliver, to help fix the issues that seem to be causing Jack to bring more grief to Stacey’s door and in the process Oliver with the help Sela thaw the hearts of two stubborn people.
Casting call- email Headshot/resume to firstname.lastname@example.org
Lead roles and Supporting roles will be paid.
Jack- (age range late 30’s; ethnic-caucasian;tall, fit, handsome) Neighbor/mechanic
Oliver (age range 60’s; ethnic- open; God fearing man, humble) Handy Man
Extra’s will be listed as needed – follow the facebook page coming soon
Christian Singer/Songer writer needed to write/sing/perform song to go along with the movie.
What we do, what we say, and how we treat others matters. There are days when I feel unseen and unheard and that what I have to say doesn’t matter to others. As quickly as that comes in to my head; I dismiss it. We all matter to God and when you live for him what you do to glorify him will matter to those he wants it to matter to.
When we make choices in life; we must be willing to handle what comes from those choices. Even the greatest of intentions can cause harm. With God he will take the bad and use it for the greater good.