It’s difficult for us as Christian women to know our purpose. There are so many voices shouting at us, suggesting all kinds of goals for us. But God’s Word rises majestically above the clamor, and the good news is that God doesn’t ask a thousand or even a hundred things of His women.
He only asks us to focus on ten essential things that help us fulfill His grand purpose for us as women who love Him, who love and serve others, and who reflect Him to the world. His list, found in Titus 2:3-5, contains these essentials on which to focus our time and energies:
- Be godly in your behavior.
- Be truthful and kind in your speech.
- Be disciplined and self-controlled.
- Be devoted to your husband.
- Be devoted to your children.
- Be discreet and wise in your actions.
- Be chaste and pure inside and out.
- Be focused on your home.
- Be kind and good to all.
- Be a teacher/encourager of good things.
It’s profoundly liberating to know your purpose in life. And, from this list it’s not as mysterious as we might think. To drift aimlessly through your precious days is tiresome, frustrating, and unrewarding. It would be a great tragedy to wake up one day and realize all you could have accomplished if you had focused on some worthy goals along the way. You may already be living in your purpose, and sensing God leading you in specific arenas to display Him. If so, focus your time and energies on it.
But if you’re a little behind or uncertain, spend time examining Jesus’ life. Pay close attention to His focus and confidence as He lived God’s purpose on a daily basis. Notice how He fixed His gaze on God’s plan for Him. And be encouraged! As a woman who is seeking God’s plan, you are already evidencing purpose. You are reflecting Jesus as you live out His instructions to “seek first the kingdom of God” (Matthew 6:33).
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