“All throughout Scripture, we see Jesus using broken people to spread hope to a broken world. He didn’t use the popular, rich, or successful, but rather the poor, broken, and faithful.” Jarrid Wilson
Today I head back to school and more than likely I will be thousands of feet in the air when this post is published. I pray for safe travels as I head back to school and also for others who are traveling and heading back to school.
No one is perfect. Let’s be real honest with that statement and let it sink in. Not one of us is perfect and even if you think you are, sorry to break it to you, your not. God is perfect.
“As for God, his way is perfect; the word of the LORD is flawless. He is a shield for all who take refuge in him.” 2 Samuel 22:31
With God being perfect and being our creator that means that there is a plan for our lives, a perfect plan. Even if we tried our best to be perfect there is no way that we could achieve such a thing, simply for our sinful nature. We all sin and fall short of the glory of God for it is written in Romans 3:23. So in order for us to be perfect we cannot sin, which nearly impossible for human beings.
Recently I stumbled upon a picture of a coffee cup with something Rick Warren wrote. I saw this coffee cup a year or so ago and it is great how God has found a new purpose for this cup and it connects perfectly with this devotional post.
“You are not an accident. Your parents may not have planned you, but God did. He wanted you alive and created you for a purpose. Focusing on yourself will never reveal your purpose. You were made by God and for God, and until you understand that, life will never make sense. Only in God do we discover our origin, our identity, our meaning, our purpose, our significance, and our destiny.” Dr. Rick Warren
Something as simple as, a coffee cup with a quote written on it can relate so well with my thoughts on purpose. No matter what we have done in the past and no matter where we are at today in our walk with the Lord we have a purpose. Even if we have made mistakes and sinned that doesn’t mean we have to keep doing those things.
The only way to see our purpose unfold is if we focus on God and if we follow where He leads us. The moment we take our focus off of God and focus on other things we lose our sense of what our purpose is. In some cases this causes us to go into depression and causes us to think that we have no purpose in life. Yet we have a purpose and we are called to follow Jesus!
To bring this post to a close I wanted to share a couple last things. We were made by God and for God. Before we were even born in our mother’s womb He knew us and had a purpose for our lives. Like Jarrid said, “stop listening to the foolish lies of this world, and start appreciating and accepting the truth of God’s word. He wrote it for a reason, not for foolish speculation.”