noun pur·pose ˈpər-pəs
: the reason why something is done or used: the aim or intention of something
: that aim or goal of a person: what a person is trying to become
We all have this need to know what we are meant to do with our lives. We have this desire to know what our life task is, what we need to accomplish.
We usually just want to know because it becomes a sense of assurance and accomplishment. Probably because we want to make sure that our life is valid.
We have thirst for acceptance and to prove that we are a somebody.
Or let’s face it, we just want to believe we can have a perfect life and plan it out.
For most of my life I fixed my eyes on what I was meant to do with my life instead of who I was meant to know.
I lived by wanting to meet expectations. The expectations of others and my own.
Never thinking what I had done was enough, this includes serving.
Surviving was what I was trying to do in my spirituality.
I was not living.
Just imagine how exhausting life was.
Always living to become something.
Always working to become a somebody.
Jesus was nothing but knowledge to me.
He was only a mind thing to me.
He was only red letters in a book.
Here is the honest truth: your first purpose in life and the most important purpose in your life is to know WHOSE you belong to. Your cause in life should be Jesus.
If you never come to know who you belong to how will you ever be committed to your purpose?
We have become ones that are committed to a task, to serving, to getting the job done but what about being committed to a man.
THE man that showed you your value through His investment in YOU.
The investment of His life for someone whose works are but only filthy rags.
because of his death Me, You, WE are given a new life.
Be committed to your Jesus first.
We have a choice to be the individual in a crowd or the individual that is committed.
“Simon answered, ‘ Master, we’ve worked hard all night and haven’t caught anything. but because YOU say so, I will let down the nets.’” Luke 5:5
Your first cause is Jesus.
To surrender everything that you are and commit to Jesus.
To be the individual that will be like Simon and say “BECAUSE YOU SAY SO, I will let down the nets.”
Simon, in that moment ignored his fatigue, the fact that there were no fish and committed to obey Jesus even when it felt inconvenient or unreasonable in that moment.
Later on Simon and the others pulled their boats up to the shore, left everything and followed him.
Your first cause is to know Jesus.
Commit to him first.
Then you will be committed to the cause of Jesus Christ
We Would Love To Hear From You:
1. What was your favorite part about this post?
2. Have you ever stepped out and done something uncomfortable simply because Jesus asked you to?
3. How can we be praying for you?