It was the first time in my life that all I had on my plate was to serve God, be a good wife, friend, daughter, sister, cousin, etc. but why was I have trouble with this?
You see, I found that a good day was being what we Americans consider “productive” and I was not doing that. Before I had school, several jobs and a social life, so I never truly knew the word “relax” until I met my husband.
This past year in the states was an adjustment and I finally had a heart to heart with the Lord and he reminded me that I can serve everywhere… not just in Kenya, but everywhere. AND I can serve everyone, not just my women or the boys in Kenya, but everyone! Changing my perspective and living with an aim in life to serve my Lord in every capacity opened so many doors and developed many new friendships.
I am thankful for my time in the states and would not trade any of those precious moments I had with family and friends.
With that I would like to share with you a devotion about living your life with purpose. This devotion is from the devotional app called, ‘Solid Joys’.
“What is your Aim?
Let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works. – Hebrews 10:24
When you get up in the morning and you face a day, what do you say to yourself about your hopes for the day? When you look from the beginning of the day to the end of the day, what do you want to happen because you have lived?
If you say, ‘I don’t even think like that, I just get up and do what I’ve got to do,’ then you are cutting yourself off from a basic means of grace and a source of guidance and strength and fruitfulness and joy. It is crystal clear in the Bible, including this text that God means for us to aim consciously at something significant in our days.
God’s revealed will for you is that when you get up in the morning, you don’t drift aimlessly through the day letting mere circumstances alone dictate what you do, but that you aim at something – that you focus on a certain kind of purpose. I’m talking about children here, and teenagers, and adults – single, married, widowed, moms, and every trade.
Aimlessness is akin to lifelessness. Dead leaves in the backyard may move around more than anything else – more than the dog, more than the children. 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, but empty in life.
God did not create humans in his image to b aimless, like lifeless leaves blown around in the backyard of life. He created us to be purposeful – to have focus and an aim for all our days. What is yours today?”