I fully believe that each and every one of us were intentionally placed on this earth with a specific purpose and, as a Christian, I believe that purpose centers on Christ.
From time to time, I intend to post on the message that I heard in church, especially if it resonates strongly with me. This week we talked all about purpose. What is your purpose? What is mine?
As a writer, some might think that I consider writing to be my purpose.
It is my goal to become a successful author, yes, but that is not my purpose. I love writing with every fiber of my being, but as a Christian my status as “Author” must come second to my position as “Follower.”
When I discover who Jesus is, I discover what my purpose is. – Pastor Matt Brown
“If you try to hang on to your life, you will lose it. But if you give up your life for my sake and for the sake of the Good News, you will save it.” – Mark 8:35
My Purpose is to join Jesus in building his church. – Pastor Matt Brown
Within the church, every member is a single pebble. However, each pebble is able to come together to form a foundation and then a structure and then the church of God. I want to be involved in building that church.
But don’t get me wrong or turn away in disgust. I am NOT saying that as a Christian I cannot be a writer, a poet, or an artist. I truly believe that God has given us gifts and talents and He intends for us to use them. God does not mind if I write, as long as that does not come before him.
What is your purpose? Do you have one? Do you believe that you do?
“Therefore, whenever we have the opportunity, we should do good to everyone…” – Galatians 6:10
It is not my intention in this post to make you feel uncomfortable, but I hope that it might open up a dialogue. I am always willing to discuss my faith.
Happy Writing & Reading Everyone!
*Also, in case anyone is interested in watching online where I watch: