It’s the beginning of a new year, and we all know what that means.
But, I don’t believe in resolutions.
I do, though, believe in purpose.
Living my life with one.
Finding mine in this crazy world.
I decided to look up the definitions of both words to see just what it is that people mean when they talk about resolutions or purpose. I was surprised.
Purpose. That’s my word. I am living my life with PURPOSE this year.
I am doing things with AIM.
I don’t have a problem to solve.
I don’t need a solution to something.
I need to live with purpose.
In all areas of my life.
but it is all because of grace.
Try it with me?
After all, the Bible tells us in Romans 8:28 that“…we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.”
Then there are these verses that make it clear that God has a purpose for each of us.
“But I have raised you up for this very purpose, that I might show you my power and that my name might be proclaimed in all the earth” (Exodus 9:16).
“I know that you can do all things; no purpose of yours can be thwarted” (Job 42:2).
“Many are the plans in a person’s heart, but it is the Lord’s purpose that prevails” (Proverbs 19:21).
“The purposes of a person’s heart are deep waters, but one who has insight draws them out” (Proverbs 20:5).
“Therefore, my dear friends, as you have always obeyed—not only in my presence, but now much more in my absence—continue to work out your salvation with fear and trembling, for it is God who works in you to will and to act in order to fulfill his good purpose” (Philippians 2:12-13).
“He has saved us and called us to a holy life—not because of anything we have done but because of his own purpose and grace” (2 Timothy 1:9).
Living with purpose.