Dicovering a Meaningful Life
by Denise Spooner
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You were born for Godís purposes and until you accept this fact, life will not have much meaning to you. You may ask why I start todayís thoughts so abruptly, but the truth of the matter is, I want to cut right to the chase.
Life is a journey, and not always an easy one. I have always admired Oswald Chamberís willingness to speak straight to the heart, no matter how deep he must go. Sometimes that means lightly stepping on toes to get there. But letís face it, we donít always hear what we want to whether it is in our personal family, workplace, career, ambitions and goals; often things donít turn out like weíd always wanted or planned them to. You may not have ever considered what Godís purposes might be for you. Do you believe God even has a purpose for your life? Do you believe God even cares?
One of my favorite scriptures is found in the Bible, Jeremiah 29:11. ďFor I know the plans I have for you, plans of peace and not of harm; plans to give you a future and a hope.Ē If you can grasp the idea that God, the creator of the universe, has a plan for your life - how different youíll begin to see everything around you including those things within.
Our lives do have meaning and this meaning has a profound effect on the world in which we live in and the people we interact with. Whether we believe this fact or not, it is true. God was there when we were formed in our Motherís womb (Psalm 139:13-16), you were considered, created and cared for by the One in Whom all things have their very being. Think about it, what a concept! Since we were created by God, we are to find our purpose in Him as well. Life is not all about us, it is about His purpose for us (Colossians 1:16). Living for God is what life is all about.
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