Monday, 31 May 2010
Is this for you?
This may be a little weird today...but...this post will not be for everyone.
If you read NicNac or have stumbled across it accidentally, and you're not aware of how much God is infatuated with you...this is for you.
You have been heavy on my heart lately (yes I do mean you) and I want to share some thoughts with you...is that ok?
In Lewis Carroll’s classic Alice in Wonderland, young Alice encounters the Cheshire Cat during her frantic attempt to find her way through an impenetrable forest.
“Would you tell me, please, which way I ought to go from here?” Alice cries.
“That depends a good deal on where you want to get to,” the grinning Cat answers.
“I don’t much care where” – a lost and confused Alice says.
“Then it doesn’t matter which way you go,” says the Cat, who soon thereafter vanishes – all except for its toothy grin...
Perhaps you feel just like Alice in Wonderland - you have lost your sense of direction.
God's purpose for your life is far greater than your own personal fulfillment, your peace of mind or even your happiness. It will last longer than your family, your career or even your wildest dreams and ambitions. If you want to know why you were placed on this planet, you must begin with God. You were born by His purpose and for His purpose.
Even Bertrand Russell, the renowned atheist admitted, "Unless you assume a God, the question of life's purpose is meaningless."
The search for the purpose of life has puzzled people for thousands of years. That's because we typically begin at the wrong starting point - ourselves. We ask self-centered questions like: What do I want to do with my life? What are my goals, my ambitions, my dreams for my future? But focusing on yourself will never reveal your life's purpose. The Bible says, "Everything, absolutely everything, above and below, visible and invisible, ... everything got started in him and finds its purpose in him" (1 Colossians 1:16, The Message).
Contrary to many popular books, movies and seminars, you won't discover your life's meaning by looking within yourself. You've probably tried that already. You didn't create yourself so there is no way you can tell yourself what you were created for. If I handed you an invention you'd never seen before, you wouldn't know its purpose, and the invention itself wouldn't be able to tell you either. Only the Creator or the owner's manual could reveal its purpose.
How then do you discover the purpose you were created for? You only have two options. Your first option is speculation. This is what most people do. They conjecture, they guess, they theorize. When people say, "I've always thought life is ..." they mean, "This is the best guess I can come up with."
Fortunately, there is an alternative to speculation about the meaning and purpose of life. It's revelation. We can turn to what God has revealed about life in his Word. The easiest way to discover the purpose of an invention is to ask the creator of it. The same is true for discovering your life's purpose: ask God.
The Bible says, "It's in Christ that we find out who we are and what we are living for. Long before we first heard of Christ and got our hopes up, he had his eye on us, had designs on us for glorious living, part of the overall purpose he is working out in everything and everyone" (Ephesians 1:11, The Message).
So, I know that you are looking for something more in life, I know you're searching for meaning, purpose, significance, I know you're looking for something/someone to fill the empty space in your heart...I know, because I felt like that. It's not coincidence that you find yourself here...God has a plan for your life...and it's a good one! Stop making excuses, putting it off, waiting until you get your life in order - take the plunge...you will love it!!!
I want to make my email address available for anyone who wants to talk to me...