This life offers us a great many things and it is very easy to get caught up in all of it. There are so many things that we do on a consistent basis that keeps us on the move at all times. As a mom of five, I am most definitely always busy doing something; sports practice, game, band practice, play date, church event, grocery shopping, simple home upkeep. I rarely have any lull time. I go, go, go and then do it all over the next day and hope and pray that the following day will have better attitudes and more laughs. I can get so caught up in the moment to moment things that I completely lose what my main objective is.
For instance, have you ever walked into a room with a goal in mind or a mission to complete and when you arrive you get distracted with something that catches your attention? All of the sudden you find yourself in full throttle, attending to something totally and completely opposite of what your first objective was, and most of the time end up not remembering why in the world you actually came into that room in the first place. I do this quite often. I know I am not the only one. This, in fact, is why it takes me hours and hours to clean my house, and months to finish a single project.
As Christians, it is easy to fall into this trap of life, walking into a room with a purpose (figuratively speaking), and end up with our attention diverted not completing the task that we began with. The more our attention gets diverted, the more we end up losing what our purpose even was to begin with. I myself have fallen into this rut far too many times and the busyness of life wins as the moment to moment things I face cloud my original vision and purpose.
I feel as though I have no real eternal purpose besides being a maid, chauffer, therapist, teacher and cook. The Bible says in Ephesians 2:10 that “we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.”
Sometimes I look at this verse and feel like what I am doing is not ALL God had prepared beforehand and that I am missing out on so much because I am busy doing what life brings me. What is my purpose, what did God create me for, what am I doing or what should I be doing? When I think of all that God has created, how beautiful He made it, how each and every thing that he made has a purpose, I am overwhelmed with how Awesome He truly is. But, what is “my” purpose?
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