Have you ever wondered what your purpose is? Well, I thought I knew mine.
I loved teaching and coaching kids. I also loved planting faith seeds and watching kids grow in their faith. I have always found it easier to talk to kids than adults about Jesus. I felt like that was my purpose in life.
Over the years I have received numerous texts, calls, and letters from past students thanking me for leading them to Christ. That is a very rewarding feeling. But, the day I retired from education was the day I left that behind. At first, I didn’t feel any different, but after a while, I started questioning my purpose.
I’m in my fourth year of retirement and I still ask God what my purpose is.
I’m not sure if I have heard him or not, but I’m listening closely.
I can be pretty hard-headed and stubborn at times and I think occasionally it just takes me longer to get my answer.I do know that whether I know my purpose at this moment or not, I am never alone because God is always with me. Click To Tweet
Jeremiah 29:11 says, “For I know what I have planned for you says the Lord. I have plans to prosper you; not to harm you. I have plans to give you a future filled with hope.”
I belong to a wonderful Sunday school class at my church. We are involved in a lot of ways. We feed our youth the first Sunday and Wednesday of every month, we donate money to several organizations, and we help the needy whenever possible. We are a group of prayer warriors.
The journey I am on now has led me to Sisterhood Ministries. I have God and my sister to thank for that.
I attended a retreat with my sister and met some amazing women. Those women along with my sister are part of the SHM team. They have made me feel at home. I am a cheerleader for these ladies as well as a prayer partner. I am beginning to think that serving as a prayer warrior and cheerleader is my new purpose. I love that! That is something I can do every day and feel comfortable doing, unlike writing this blog. I am not a writer like the other ladies in SHM but I have the words. I am also not a speaker, but I do have a voice for our Lord and Savior.
I know as an imperfect person I let God down every day, but I also know He never lets me down. No matter what I’m going through, God is always there. When I questioned my purpose, He stayed close and revealed to me how to move forward.
We have a saying in our church, ‘When we go out into the world, be Jesus with skin on.’ That isn’t always easy to do.
But all God is asking us to do is try.
And that’s my purpose.
If you love the Lord as much as I do, then we owe Him that.