Tag Archives: purpose

It’s Up To You!

You Get To Make Yours!

I am one week into my evolving plan to live a higher life.  I thought I would take just a moment to share a big idea that seems to have come through from what I am learning every day.  The big idea for this week is:  You Have A Choice!

You get to make a choice about how you are going to respond to life.  You can respond in a negative or positive way – it is totally up to you about how you respond.  Once you get focused on the reality of this truth, there are some things that you can do, to unleash its power in your moment by moment living.

Here are three ideas worth considering:

1.) Take Negatives Out!  There are people and places that you do not need to be around and that you do not need around you.  This will pull you down, before you pull it up, so take some time to step away, so that you can get yourself strong and then when you have yourself in a good place and are ready, you can try to help others.  Remember:  What you allow to come into your life has influence.  The question that should determine if it is allowed in or not is simply this:  Is this adding more than it’s taking away.  If the answer is no, then you know the tough decision you have to make.

Use your five senses to apply this:  Don’t allow your sight to focus on anything that is not adding value.  Don’t allow your hearing to listen to anything that is not adding value.  Don’t allow your touch to feel anything that is not adding value.  Don’t allow yourself to taste to cause you to eat anything that is not adding value.  Don’t allow your smell to lead you into a bad indulgence that is not adding value.

2.) Put Positives In!  You will find that when you start to get rid of negatives, that you will need to replace them with something.  If we fail to replace them with good and productive positives, then other negatives will find a way to fill the void.

Look for positive relationships that build you and allow you to build others.  Listen to encouraging and upbeat stuff.  Get in touch with your feelings and learn to allow them to provide direction support for where you need to go and what you need to do.  Taste that life is good and take some time to stop and smell the roses, that you most of the time rush by without even realizing that they are there.

3.)  Build A System!  None of this happens by accident, so make sure that you are taking a little time everyday to build a system.  Get a journal and pen and begin to record what you are learning and the insights that this different way of living is providing.  Take time to write down at least five new things that you are thankful for everyday.  Make plans for your dreams to become reality by putting pen to paper.

Your Creator has amazing things in store for you – don’t miss it!  Thanks so much for taking time to let me share with you and I would love it, if you would share back with me.  Leave me a comment or send me an email.  I hope you have a great weekend and until the next time we meet – live blessed!

This Is It!

Don't Miss Your Opportunity!

This idea that God has created us on purpose for His purpose has really taken hold of my heart and is growing me to a whole new place of understanding and living.  I was created by God on purpose, I am not an accident.  I was saved by Jesus for a purpose, that I might be filled with the Holy Spirit of God, so that I might be a witness of God and His incredible and amazing power!

In Acts 13:36 it says:  “After David had done the will of God in His own generation, he died and was buried.”  Wow!  After he had done what he was created to do, he died and was buried.  That’s it.

The fact that we are still here means that God is not finished with us yet.  We have not fully accomplished what we were created for.  Time is running out.  None of us are getting any younger and there is still a lot of work to do.

Lord,  I do not have any idea what amazing things you have to unfold in front of me, but I know that whatever they are, in them there is an amazing opportunity to make a difference for you by reaching out with Your love and relationship to a desperately lost, hurt and dying world.  Please help me to see the need and to react with love and grace that gives glory to You and blessing to others.  Help me to be Your hands and feet.  Help me to let Your Spirit flow into and through my life as I seek to fulfill the plan that I was created for.  In Jesus’ name I pray, amen.

Ordinary On Purpose!

Ordinary Is A Good Thing!

What an amazing thought:  The Lord is offering us a chance to literally change the world!  We have been placed in this time and place for a purpose.  We are not here by accident or coincidence.  We have the opportunity, right now, right here, today to live our life on purpose, for His purpose, which is what we were created for.

When I read through the Scriptures, I am often amazed at the extraordinary things that were accomplished in and through the lives of people.  People who chose to live for God’s purpose over their own.  The other really amazing thing is that these people who did extraordinary things for God, were just ordinary people.  Many of them were failures, screw-ups and great big sinners, until the Spirit got a hold of them.

This is one of the reasons I have always loved the church.  The church at it’s best is just a collection of ordinary people, who have yielded themselves to the Spirit of God so that His power might accomplish the extraordinary through them.

Right now as you live your life, whatever you are going through, good or bad, God has positioned ordinary you to be used in an extraordinary way by Him and for His glory.  The key for you are me is to 1.) Wait on the Spirit! and 2.) Yield to the Spirit!

Waiting is hard, but it’s what the Lord told His disciples to do in Acts 1 – “Wait on the Holy Spirit to fill you with God’s power!”  Ordinary can never accomplish extraordinary without the power of our Creator.

Once the power of God is flowing into our lives, we need to make sure that it flows through our lives and this is why the yielding is so important.  It’s not about what I think, want or feel.  It’s about what God created me for, what God saved me for, what God fills me for and what God gives me power for.  And God has done all of this, so that I might be His witness.

Our lives are to be living witnesses of the power of God that flows into and through ordinary lives to accomplish extraordinary things for God’s glory.  Yes you are ordinary, but this is not a bad thing, this is actually a very good thing, because as God fills you with His power, your ordinary becomes His extraordinary and God gets all of the glory!