Yesterday in the women’s Bible study I attend a young mother asked, “Now that my kids are in school, what does God want me to do? What is my purpose?” I have asked that. After I got out of college, after my son went to school, after he left home and found his own apartment, after my husband had to relocate again and I was out of work unable to find a job in a depressed economy. Oh, and two days ago when I wondered if my freelance writing career was floundering so much we couldn’t meet our bills.
When have you asked that question? We all want to have purpose. We hear we are created for His gory, but some days do you just not quite feel that way?
Perhaps we are focusing on the particulars way too much. We are a “do” society. We ask people we meet, “So what do you do?” instead of “What means most to you?” We are action junkies – we want things now and get bored if we are not multi-tasking. If someone is hurting, isn’t our first response, “What can I do?” Sportswear sponsors scream “Just Do it”. And now, the catch word from a country comedian is “Get ‘er done.”
Psalm 105:1 says this – Oh give thanks to the Lord; call upon his name; make known his deeds among the peoples!
Three “do”s. Give God thanks, call upon His name, and let others know about Him. If we acknowledge He is sovereign with our best interests at heart, then we can thank Him in all things, good and bad because all is from Him and He is there at all times. In times of trouble or temptations, we should call on Him and not try to “do” it ourselves. And, we need to tell others about this wonderful Lord we worship, talk with and go to.
When I concentrate more on accomplishing those three “do”s, I soon discover all the rest of my “do”s have purpose and meaning. What about you?
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