Monday, April 25, 2011

" Our Purpose"

Where there is no counsel, purposes are frustrated, but with many counselors they are accomplished. Proverbs 15:22
Many plans are in a man's mind, but it is the Lord's purpose for him that will stand.
Proverbs 19:21

I often wonder what is my purpose on this life. I do know that we are all born with a purpose. A purpose to build God's kingdom. If we are not obedient to God's plan, we will miss it. I pray daily that I wont miss it. One of my fears is that when I stand before God, he will tell me that because I believed, I will be with him for eternity, but that he had so much more planned for me. That I was too focused on this life, and missed his true plan for me.
I got a call today from a friend telling me about a funeral that she had just been too. The funeral was  for a young woman with small children. She died within months of being diagnosed with cancer. This young women was a christian, and you could see the love for Jesus in her eyes. The last few weeks were not easy for her or her family.  She suffered until she finally became unconscious. A couple days later she died. Her family never left her side. Her brother would read scriptures to her every day. She will never get to see her children grow up. Her Children will not have a mom to talk to about boys or even to put a band aid on their cut. She will not be there when they run a high fever, spending the whole night at their bedside. All of those thoughts make my heart ache for them. But what I heard amazed me. Though her family grieves for her, they are excited to know that she is in the arms of the Great I AM.  No more suffering or pain. And what I think may have been her purpose on this life- not only did she touch so many lives with her life, but 16 people were saved at her funeral. WOW- I want to make a difference. I want to be a part of God's plan. We are not promised that this life will be easy, but we are promised that he will never leave us nor forsake us. So pray for God to reveal his plan to you, I know I do. I want to one day hear, " Well done, my good and faithful servant."
In his service,