Continuing the lessons from Charlie Hedges, we can be determined to do the right thing, but, oh my, we can be so focused, we miss the net! Yes, I love hockey, #GoKnights!
We see this in the story of Mary and Martha as Jesus visits their home. (Luke 10:38-42) Mary takes a time out and sits and listens to Jesus, while Martha, runs around preparing a meal above all meals. You know the 2 types, one enjoys the moment, the other misses the moment because of the details or undone projects.
While it is important we do the tasks in order to have the best project or outcome to be “unreasonable people”; we must not miss the net because we are so focused on the details that the enjoyment of the journey gets passed over.
According to Hedges there are four things that matter in life …
- Know yourself PURPOSE
- Value camaraderie PEOPLE
- All is in service to the King PRAISE
- Be passionate in your service PASSION
Today we will talk PURPOSE:
A life filled with purpose will turn peoples’ heads as it make significant contributions and achieves rewarding accomplishments because of who they are. Who are you?
As a Jesus follower, I seek his response to “Who I am?”
“Everyone who believes that Jesus is the Christ has become a child of God. And everyone who loves the Father loves his children, too.” (1 John 5:1) As a child of God, my purpose is to do the will of God my Father, seeking first His Kingdom. (Matthew 6:33)
My desire is to seek first His kingdom is to love others as myself, not above or below, but as myself. My daily prayer is that through my daily practice I may not judge others in their decisions, their lifestyle or their ways. Years ago, an evangelist speaking said the words, “When we look at another person, do we see the “soul”? Wow! That was a life changing moment for me as I began to see people as God sees them, a soul! A soul to be loved, cherished and nurtured! God created us; in His image he created us! To love Him; to have fellowship with Him through His Son, Jesus Christ and walk with the power of the Holy Spirit living in us each day!
At the end of my day, my prayer is that I have intentionally shared the HOPE of Jesus’ love through my actions to each person I have met along my day’s journey.
If you are reading this and I have hurt you by walking past or dismissing you briefly with my actions in a conversation, I apologize right now, as I am sorry. One of the things I have learned over the last several years, is that all people matter and the moments we have with them should never be taken for granted. Please know, you matter! I hope I do better the next time our paths cross!
Where do you find your purpose?
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May you discover your purpose and live life with the intentionality of who you are!
Katy Nelson, firstname.lastname@example.org, https://katynelsoncoaching.net