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God’s Purpose for You

Knowing your purpose as a Christian woman is important. 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.

 

But so many voices shout at us and suggest innumerous goals for us. How are we to pursue our purpose if we can’t pinpoint it? If we read it, God’s Word will rise above the clamor and give us the answer. And here’s amazing news … God doesn’t ask a thousand or even a hundred things of His women.

The Lord asks us to focus on a mere 10 things. These will help us pursue His purpose for us—to love Him and others, to serve people, and to reflect Him. Let’s take a quick look at this list in Titus 2:3-5 for the essentials on which to focus our time and energies. We are to be: 

  • Godly in our behavior.
  • Kind and truthful in our speech.
  • Self-controlled and disiplined.
  • Devoted wives to our husband.
  • Devoted moms to our kids.
  • Wise in our actions.
  • Pure on the outside and inside.
  • Focused on the management of our home.
  • Good to all we meet.
  • A teacher of good things.

It’s liberating to know and pursue your purpose in life. Are you already living out your purpose? If so, continue to focus your time and energies on it. If not, spend time examining Jesus’ life. Now that you know this list, His purpose for you is not as mysterious as you may have thought.

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).

RESPOND
Dear Lord, You are so gracious to give Your children a purpose in life. Help me fulfill it by loving You and others by living out this list from Titus. Amen.

RENEWING RESOURCES
In Proverbs for a Woman’s Day, Elizabeth George takes you on a journey through the 31 chapters of Proverbs, which cover the matters closest to your heart. Don’t guess about the next step and hope for the best. Get a clear view of the right path as you follow God’s wisdom through this book!

REFLECT
“Seek first the king­dom of God” (Matthew 6:33).

Of the 10 items on the list from Titus, which ones am I already pursuing? Which ones do I need to begin pursuing?

REMEMBER
God’s purpose for us—to love Him and others, to serve people, and to reflect Him.

Read God’s Purpose for You on Elizabeth & Jim George.


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