Finding Your Purpose in God – Some days I don’t measure up. Sometimes I feel like I’m merely a fraction as good as the women around me. I’m not a great cook, but I try. One Thanksgiving the turkey was way undercooked, the next year it was burned. I have trouble remembering facts, so geography and history were never a strong suit for me. I struggle with weight (actually it’s more like I struggle with a love for all the wrong food), and I never stop talking.
I’ve come to learn that there’s no two women alike, but more importantly I’ve learned that I’m not defined by my talents, my size or my shape.
As we seek to find our purpose in God perhaps the best place to start is in the meaning of the word “purpose” itself. Dictionary.com defines it this way: the reason for which something exists or is done, made, used, etc.
The Bible points to finding our purpose in God in Revelation 4:11, where the 24 elders casting their crowns before him cry out, “Worthy are you, our Lord and God, to receive glory and honor and power, for thou hast created all things, and for thy pleasure they are and were created.”
And so we see that our purpose in God isn’t found on a sparkling countertop, or beneath the cushion of a well-vacuumed couch–it’s defined in those moments when we give of ourselves for the glory of God. And that looks different for everyone.
For one it might be sitting next to a friend in a hospital room, another may be tucked away in her war room with God, and for another yet it could be as simple as washing the floors in your home for the ones that you love.
Whatever you do, do it with all of your might. Do all for the glory of God.
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Read Psalm 139 today where the Psalmist talks about the presence of God in our lives from the moment we were created and every day after.
Thou art worthy, O Lord, to receive glory and honour and power: for thou hast created all things, and for thy pleasure they are and were created. (Revelation 4:11, KJV)
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Darlene Schacht and her husband Michael live in Manitoba Canada where the summers are beautiful and the winters are cold. Together they’ve come to learn that relationships aren’t always easy, but that marriage, the way God intended it to be, is a treasure worth fighting for.
She began her publishing journey about twelve years ago when she pioneered one of the first online magazines for Christian women, known at the time as “Christian Women Online Magazine.” After three years, Darlene left CWO to blog as a solo author at Time-Warp Wife Ministries.
It was also during this transition that she worked alongside actress Candace Cameron Bure to write the NYT Best-Selling book, Reshaping it All: Motivation for Spiritual and Physical Fitness. Reshaping it All was the winner of both the 2011 USA Best Book Awards and the 2012 Christian Reading Retailers Choice Awards.
Author of more than 15 books, Darlene continues to write and to minister to her readers through her blog at TimeWarpWife.com.
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