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Thursday, 11 June 2015

A Purpose Driven Life..

Hello TLB Nation! how are you all doing? Hope the week has been fair to us? Lately because of the event that unfolded (i lost a very dear one), i have had another perspective to purpose.
I learnt to stop taking things for granted, i learnt to say I love you to people i truly love, i learnt to make the most of each day because each new day you get to live comes as a gift from God and is filled with opportunities that may never come your way again until you leave this earth. Therefore, making the most of the present moment is wisdom. If you don't make the most of the moment, you lose it and all the benefits it offers you. You must take advantage of every opportunity that comes your way to fulfill your purpose in life.
A wise man said "don't be fooled by the calendar. There are only as many days in the year as you make use of. One man gets only a week's value out of a year while another man gets a full year's value out of a week."

Unfortunately, we get so caught up in the details of our day to day lives that we just don't have the time to seize the day or the moment! We have deadlines and commitments, problems and priorities, distractions and obstacles, and though we really want much fulfillment from each day, it just doesn't seem to be within our grasp because we are probably chasing the wrong things or having the wrong mindset.
Not many of us are willing to admit an average life by nature, we want our lives to be full and prosperous.
Therefore, God's way of encouraging us to live a good life is enshrined in philippians 3:7-16. If you would only learn to follow the examples of Apostle Paul in this scriptures, you would learn to make the most of every opportunity you have and live life to the fullest, no matter how hectic your life may seem. I noticed in this scripture, that Apostle Paul shows us three ways to live a more fulfilling life.

(1) Find a purpose (verse 10-11). Many people believe that their purpose in life is to be a good wife or husband, a good mother or father, do their job better, be a good teacher, doctor etc. To be fair to them, all these are good purposes in life, but they are all secondary purposes. God's primary purpose for every person is to accept Jesus as Saviour and Lord, live to advance the kingdom here on earth and turn others to him. The question is how many of us have these as our purpose of living.?

(2) Forget the past (verse 13). There are two elements of the past that you must forget - the bad and the good. You must stop brooding over your past mistakes and frittering away your time relieving the  "good old days."  Move on with your life!

(3)  Face the present (verse 13). It is easy to live in the past and dream away the future. But it is a challenge to face the present, because it means you can no longer allow yourself the luxury of saying, "one of these days I'll do something about my temper.... My commitment to God.... My health.... My responsibility to my family"  and so on.

To enjoy living and fulfill God's purpose for your life, you must be wise and judicious in the use of your time. Live everyday as if it is your last. If you have lost any opportunity, replan your time and life. Renew your life at the end of each day and seize every moment of each day to serve God and influence the people around you positively.

Have a blessed day my lovelies and don't forget to make someone smile today..

Shalom...


5 comments:

  1. Hmmm...very well written and said
    Thanks for this Gloria
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  2. Gloria this is a beautiful post..very encouraging...hope you ok now..

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  3. The part I like most is number 3 which says "Forget the past". This is very inspiring. Kudos Glo, glad to see you're up again
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  4. may God grant us the grace to achieve all this.

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