My life’s purpose was not something I ever thought about. I was just going through the motions of what I thought I “should “ be doing, what the world was saying was right and important, living the “American Dream”. Working hard to “make it” (keeping up with the Jones’), putting all of myself into my family, doing for others less fortunate, dieting, and going to the gym to attain the “perfect” body. Everything I was choosing was not really thought out; in fact, much of it was made on a whim, thus having me run around to the point of exhaustion and building resentments along the way. In fact I wasn’t living at all. I was believing in what I now recognize as lies. The following excerpt is from a devotions I recently read:
“Aimlessness is akin to lifelessness. Dead leaves in the back yard may move around more than anything else. The wind blows this way, they go this way. The wind blows that way, they go that way. They tumble, they bounce, they skip, they press against a fence, but they have no aim whatsoever. They are full of motion and empty of life.
God did not create humans in his image to be aimless, like lifeless leaves blown around in the backyard of life. He created us to be purposeful — to have a focus and an aim for all our days. What is yours today? What is yours for the new year?”
1 Corinthians 10:31, “Whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God.”
From “Consider Each Other How to Stir Up Love”