Monday, February 8, 2016

BIRTHday



What was I born for? What is my purpose? Am I living it? 
Are you living your purpose?

"Bring my sons from afar and my daughters from the ends of the earth—everyone who is called by my name, whom I created for my glory, whom I formed and made." (Isaiah 43:6–7 NIV)

Today is my birthday. I woke up thinking about these questions. I spent over half of my life to date chasing happiness and a full, fun life. That turned out to be fruitless and devastating to me and many others. I don't even like the girl I was before!

Before what?

Before I found my first love: Jesus.

I always thought I was a Christian because I had this Fire Insurance Policy. But I had NO life in me. I had no true joy in me. I had no peace in me. I was a drama queen, an attention seeker; I almost needed those things to survive.

I remember the first time I read the Sermon on the Mount (Matthew 5–7). It was then that I realized I needed more than insurance. I needed a Savior to save me from my mouth, my critical thinking, my anger—from everything! I needed Him to take every breath and to be in every word!

It changed me. I am not even a remnant of the person I used to be. I have indescribable peace and joy, even when my circumstances are not peaceful or joyful.

But still today, I wonder … Does my life count? Truly? I don't want to waste this life I have been given! I want to go to the grave with NOTHING God has asked me to do incomplete!

Are you doing what you were called to do? Do you have indescribable peace and joy? Do share with me!

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