A lot has happened lately, and of the lessons learnt, the lesson on living an impactful/purposeful life stands out the most.
Lately, I wake up asking for grace to love more. After all that is the fundamental and greatest command - to love God and love our neighbors as ourselves.
Jesus replied, “‘You must love the Lord your God with all your heart, all your soul, and all your mind.’ A second is equally important: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ (Matthew 22:37, 39)
No wonder Apostle Paul in 1 Corinthians 13 discusses at length that if we have all things but don't have love, it's vanity - ICorithians 13:1-13.
That is why I come to the conclusion that our purpose is to love.
One of the most talked about yet complex issue ever is the subject of P.U.R.P.O.S.E
Ever wondered why some acclaimed 'successful ' people commit suicide? They simply lacked fulfilment, their riches/fame notwithstanding.
Walking in purpose is the only thing that counts in the end. It is about living out the glory of God in any capacity we find ourselves by showing love.
How often should we work in purpose?
Even when we don't feel we have love to give, we should love.
How do I walk in love purposefully? Rely on the Holy Spirit.
I find myself asking the Holy Spirit to help me show love in all that I do. It could be by speaking or writing soothing words.
We are placed in diverse communities and can express love to all:
1. As daughter of God - we love through worship
2. As a WOTGK - we love through our words, checking up on each other.
3.Wife - To love our husbands unconditionally.
4. Mother - to love through Godly parenting
5. Colleague /business owners : we are admonished to encourage one another, be a blessing to others and to be considerate.
We must acknowledge this call upon our lives and stretch our capacity to love.
The bible is our greatest revelation of what love is. The more we dwell in the Word the more we get aware of what is expected of us by God.
In the end, purpose is not far fetched, it is us living our lives daily as God as commanded us to in various capacities.
Purpose is not abstract. It is real and actual.
Loads of love,