Happy Monday!

When I first read the following blog, it hit me how long that it took me to believe this.  I would look around and see my friends and family members who seemed to be blessed with so many talents and qualities.  Therefore, I tried to be like them and do what they did.

It really wasn’t until just a few years ago that I realized that my God given purpose had absolutely nothing to do with what anyone else did.

I am not very good at expressing myself with people, but I discovered I enjoy visiting with Seniors who just crave someone to talk to.  They have so many stories to tell and many have no one to tell them to.

I was also reminded that while I sometimes have difficulty putting my feelings into words vocally, I love writing.  I am blessed to have people who are caring and patient enough to listen to me, even after all of these years.  So, thank you!

What have you noticed about what you do?  Do you feel like have you accomplished something in what you do and actually get satisfaction from it?  Is it a positive thing for others?  God has a unique purpose for your life.  If you have those days where you wonder why you are here and what you should be doing, maybe it’s time to have a little talk with Jesus.  Listen to the little nudges that come your way if you feel you need to call someone or maybe do something for someone.

There is a big, hurting world out there and so many who want someone to care that they exist.  There are so many ministries available.  Sometimes, it’s as simple as taking the neighbor’s child, just to give them a break, or even taking them to church, it might be the first opportunity they have.  Invite the parents to come along!

You are unique, you are special!  There is no one else like you!  God loves you beyond measure!

Pray Unceasingly!!

Lois

If You’re Breathing, You Have a Purpose

By Rick Warren

“For we are God’s masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so we can do the good things he planned for us long ago.”

Ephesians 2:10 (NLT)

God didn’t create anything without a purpose. If you’re breathing, you have a purpose. In Christ, you have something to offer the world.

When God made you, he wired you in a certain way and uniquely shaped you for a contribution. Nobody has been you in the past or will be you in the future. God doesn’t create clones or copies. Even identical twins are different in thousands of ways.

Your thumbprint, voice, footprint, heartbeat, and eyes are unique. You’re not one in a million. You’re one in trillions. God custom-made you. And he wants you to be you.

You may have heard all your life, “Why can’t you be more like [your brother or sister or friend]?” But if God hadn’t wanted you to be you, then you wouldn’t exist.

And, yet, you may spend your life trying to be somebody you’re not. When you do that, you miss your whole purpose.

God did not make you and put you here on this planet just to breathe air, take up space, and die. If you’re here, there’s a contribution that only you can make.

“For we are God’s masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so we can do the good things he planned for us long ago” (Ephesians 2:10 NLT).

You are God’s masterpiece. Before you were born, God planned the good things he wanted you to do with your life. In other words, he gave you a ministry.

Everybody has a ministry. You can find your ministry by looking at how God shaped you. He gave you unique spiritual gifts, abilities, and experiences to help other people.

When you see how you are shaped and use that shape to bless others, then you will find your ministry. And you will find your purpose.

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