𝔾𝕠𝕕 𝕞𝕠𝕣𝕟𝕚𝕟𝕘!! I believe many people in this world go through it saying to themselves, "What is my purpose here? There has to be more."
I wanted to share a 365-day devotional I just got called “𝙈𝙞𝙨𝙨𝙞𝙤𝙣 𝙋𝙤𝙨𝙨𝙞𝙗𝙡𝙚 𝙊𝙣𝙚-𝙔𝙚𝙖𝙧 𝘿𝙚𝙫𝙤𝙩𝙞𝙤𝙣𝙖𝙡: 365 𝘿𝙖𝙮𝙨 𝙤𝙛 𝙄𝙣𝙨𝙥𝙞𝙧𝙖𝙩𝙞𝙤𝙣 𝙛𝙤𝙧 𝙋𝙪𝙧𝙨𝙪𝙞𝙣𝙜 𝙔𝙤𝙪𝙧 𝙂𝙤𝙙-𝙂𝙞𝙫𝙚𝙣 𝙋𝙪𝙧𝙥𝙤𝙨𝙚” as I felt it could be of great help to anyone wanting to figure out their purpose.
I have always loved how Tim Tebow puts his faith first, no matter what even when he was being ridiculed and talked about by others in the NFL.
This post is a little longer, but I wanted to share some excerpts from the Introduction of Tim’s devotional so you can get an idea of what to expect for his goals when he wrote it. (I am sure he won’t mind as I hope it will encourage you to buy his devotional.)
If going into 2023,
you are feeling a sense being lost,
you feel God is tugging at your heart to do great things, but you don’t know what,
maybe this is the answer to help you find direction. At least, I hope it helps and you will join me.
I know I am excited about the journey!
𝙀𝙭𝙘𝙚𝙧𝙥𝙩𝙨 𝙛𝙧𝙤𝙢 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙄𝙣𝙩𝙧𝙤𝙙𝙪𝙘𝙩𝙞𝙤𝙣:
"Do you struggle with anxiety about your purpose? Are you trying to extract the meaning behind life’s unavoidable responsibilities and visions of a greater future that you’re striving hard to manifest? Do you ask yourself questions like these?
Is there more to life than _____?
What difference can I make?
I’m bored at work. I need to do something that is truly fulfilling, but what?
If so (and I think we all struggle with this at some point), there’s good news: The purpose of your life is a lot simpler than you may imagine. Ultimately, for believers of Jesus Christ, it is to know God and make Him known. And through that fundamental directive, we love and serve Him and others.
No matter when or how, you’re holding this book in your hand right now because you want to make your life count! And I’m so glad to be here with you for the next 365 days.
Whatever your time with God looks like, I want you to approach these special moments with intention and expectation. Yes, God has a purpose for you. And yes, He wants to use you within His great plan for humanity. Take your time ingesting these words. Don’t rush—I know very well the temptation to do so. Give yourself a chance to gain some spiritual training by hearing God speak to your heart.
A mission-possible life is marked with adventure and sealed with significance. There are moments of immense joy. But a mission-possible life can also feel like sprinting through knee-high mud. You’re going to get sore. You’ll get tired. You will have to learn to depend on God for resources, energy, and courage. You will feel depleted at times. But through it all, you’ll also reignite a greater purpose in every day that will leave you with more meaning and fulfillment than you have ever known.
This devotional revolves around what a mission-possible life means and what it takes to live it. You’ll learn truths like the fact that surrender is not a dirty word. You’ll get an in-depth look into the character of God. You’ll better appreciate the rewards of sacrifice, and so much more.
I believe that as you learn more about God and yourself, your life will spark great changes. Let’s start making each day count, together."
𝔾𝕠𝕕 𝕞𝕠𝕣𝕟𝕚𝕟𝕘! Winter Solstice … many people cannot appreciate the cold winter months. I get it, especially this year with the bitter cold temperatures!
But today I have a new appreciation for this time. I was reminded in my morning meditation if we …
focus on the season and its beauty,
take time to slow down,
read a book,
write a letter, and
just be presence,
we can find ourselves 𝙧𝙚𝙘𝙝𝙖𝙧𝙜𝙞𝙣𝙜 𝙤𝙪𝙧 𝙨𝙥𝙞𝙧𝙞𝙩 and 𝙙𝙚𝙫𝙚𝙡𝙤𝙥𝙞𝙣𝙜 𝙖 𝙙𝙚𝙚𝙥𝙚𝙧 𝙡𝙤𝙫𝙚 for the life God has so graciously given us.
Appreciate all things in your life 𝙣𝙤 𝙢𝙖𝙩𝙩𝙚𝙧 𝙝𝙤𝙬 𝙗𝙞𝙜 𝙤𝙧 𝙨𝙢𝙖𝙡𝙡…
a hot shower
food on the table
a roof over your head
a bed to sleep in
your ability to pay bills
and, most important in my eyes, the freedom to worship God and have an intimate relationship with Him!
I wish you much peace on this the shortest day of the year and may your winter be filled with many 𝘮𝘰𝘮𝘦𝘯𝘵𝘴 𝘰𝘧 𝘳𝘦𝘧𝘭𝘦𝘤𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯 and 𝘨𝘳𝘢𝘵𝘪𝘵𝘶𝘥𝘦 for the chance to just be presence for God to show you His will for you in 2023.
God bless and have a wonderful, restful day!
𝔾𝕠𝕕 𝕞𝕠𝕣𝕟𝕚𝕟𝕘! In my morning reading, I found this verse reminding me that we are His 𝙬𝙞𝙩𝙣𝙚𝙨𝙨𝙚𝙨 and here to share our faith so people can learn about Him.
It is our responsibility to be God’s witnesses. My question to myself and to each of you …
Do people know what God is like through your words and actions? Sometimes?
I definitely plan to work on that more and with God’s grace and guidance I will continue to get better.
Wishing you a blessed day!
𝔾𝕠𝕕 𝕞𝕠𝕣𝕟𝕚𝕟𝕘! The verses I decided on for the month of December for my daily reading are Psalm 63:3-5 …
“Because your love is better than life, my lips will glorify you.
I will praise you as long as I live, and in your name, I will lift up my hands.
I will be fully satisfied as with the richest of foods; with singing lips my mouth will praise you.”
God provides everything we need! Look to Him for your guidance and direction in all you do … start your day in prayer and see how your life will change!