Breaking Through Meaningless Living: She Lives Her Life On Purpose

Friday, October 09, 2015

Who hath saved us, and called us with an holy calling, not according to our works, but according to his own purpose and grace, which was given us in Christ Jesus before the world began.” 
(2 Timothy 1:9)

Many women today, ask the questions: how can I live up to my God-given potential? How can a relationship with Jesus help me when I’m struggling? What is my purpose and how do I start living it in a more effective manner?

If you stopped by, it’s no mistake that God wants you to know His specific purpose for your life. It’s quite simple, easily dismissible, however very attainable: it's the saving of souls through the gospel of Christ. We talked about this in our very FIRST devotional series: It’s Not Personal, It’s Purposed, how we all have the same purpose in bringing people to the knowledge of God and salvation, but our callings (the vehicle through which we share the gospel) are different. One may encourage and enlighten someone through their gift of public speaking, able to grab listeners’ attention and draw them to the truth. Another may operate better opening God’s word in a quiet, one-on-one, sit down-coffeehouse-discussion. Either way, if we deliver the gospel of the Jesus, coming into the world in human form, to take on the sins of the world while nailed to a cross, so that we may have a reconciled and restored relationship with the Father through baptism, then we are in fact fulfilling God’s purpose for our lives.

So what does that have to do with being a Sister With A Purpose?

Ladies, we want you to know that a woman who lives her life on purpose, does so intentionally. It’s no accident that God chose her, and so she chooses Him! Intentionally means that she is deliberate in her talk about God. On purpose means she is not ashamed to share His goodness and live like He’s seen her through some storms. On purpose means it is her ambition to talk about and live for Jesus.

On purpose means she doesn’t apologize for her relationship with God. She doesn’t shrink because people may not understand it. She doesn’t doubt because others may question why she acts the way she does.

A Sister With A Purpose speaks freely about Jesus because He died to set her free!

So, what's holding you back?

When we talk to people let's become more intentional about sharing what He’s done for us because His love has brought us so much joy. Let's share how He saved us, how He gave us a calm heart in the midst of anxiety, how He fed us when our next meal was nowhere in sight, how He promoted us, when others demoted us. How He lifted us when we fell into pits of shame and despair; Share that God gave us hope, He believed in our dreams, He gave us strength to see those in need, and even the ability to help them and ourselves to survive.

Be A Sister With A Purpose who believes that He is God. He is Jesus. He is the Holy Spirit, and He is REAL! Your purpose is to tell it and live like it!

Today, as you ponder how you can live on purpose, ask yourself these questions:

1. Is there a barrier in my way (such as, self-doubt, family, friends, how I'll be perceived/received, fear, or inexperience) that’s keeping me from being bold about my relationship with Jesus?
2. If I could name one person whom I could share Jesus with, who would it be?
3. What’s one thing that I want people to know about God (how He brought me through a rough time; His loving sacrifice in sending Jesus to save me, how He keeps giving me chance after chance and hasn’t given up on me, etc.) and how will I intentionally swap this information with them?

Prayer:

Father, we recognize that we're not always confident in living on purpose. We know what you've called us to do, but sometimes we shrink back. In our efforts today, Lord, strengthen us for the task and give us wisdom that we may speak with freedom and boldness. You were not ashamed of us, so we will not be ashamed of you! Today, we begin living free in your purpose for our lives. In Jesus' name, Amen!


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