In life, we sometimes wrap our purpose up in what we do. We might say, “My purpose is teaching, leading worship, being a mom, preaching, or writing.” We think what we do brings purpose.
When we read John 10:10, Jesus makes His purpose clear for us. He came so we will have life ---life to the full.
Jesus wants us to live in the fullest possible way. Not a life full of overscheduled calendars and obligations but a life of abundance --- a life superior in quality. A life full of purpose, passion, and a love for people.
John 10:10 begins with, “The thief comes to steal, kill, and destroy.”
We often focus on keeping everything in balance. Juggling time of family, ministry, and employment on the scales and keeping them in balance. But that’s a tricky act especially when these areas don’t weigh the same.
Instead, I like to picture Jesus’ idea of life to the full as Him filling us to overflowing. As we sit in His presence, we are filled with His joy, wisdom, discernment, and Spirit. Our life then overflows, pours out and refreshes the other areas of our life --- Filling them with purpose and passion.
“The key to contentment is not getting more time, energy, or money. But it is noticing more.” ~ Pastor Bob Reeves
In evaluating your own life:
Blessings on your week~
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