Have you ever looked back at your life and taken inventory? Not looking back for a negative or positive thing, but just looking back at it. Today, November 5, 2013, I did just that. I was remembering my childhood and on into the teen years and then into my adult life until this current day. My life is full of ups and downs and hair pin curves. I have been through two wrecks – one in a truck and the other on a sports bike that should have killed me. I have had others make decisions based on what God was telling them in their spirit and my life was saved from a horrible plane crash.
I think back to the biggest pivot point of my life, November 3, 1991, when I met a young lady and fell head over heals in love with her. Through that encounter, I not only got the girl of my dreams, but also the God (and daddy) I never knew I really needed. Today, I thank God for this life He has blessed me with and I want to appreciate it and live it on purpose with purpose like never before.
SO how do I do this, live on purpose with purpose? Glad you asked =) We take inventory of our life and what we are doing and we ask ourselves some bold questions and then make some bold decisions. Here are some good questions to ask yourself.
1. What do I feel I’m called to do?
2. Does it mirror God’s Word? (My calling should mirror God’s Commission.)
3. What am I currently doing in life and why?
There are many questions you can find for yourself, but with the answers are going to come decisions and some will not be easy to make. I was speaking at a missions conference in LA at Crenshaw Christian Center and the question was asked that still rings in my heart today. It was: “Why do we do what we do?” and that to me is the question of all questions. If you can’t answer the WHY, then you have most likely found the problem.
One of my desires is to help people find their why, so it’s key that I am in mine and today it is clearer than ever. The end result of all our why’s as a Christian should be about others. We are called to make disciples and that is done by simply living a Kingdom life and fulfilling your God given calling.
We would love to hear from you with your questions, prayer request and or praise reports.
So until next time, eyes up & gear up for the best is right at hand!