Tuesday, November 10, 2009

A Purpose Driven Moment

I'm not a deeply religious person, though I am very spiritual. My beliefs and faith in God guide me in everything that I do (though I periodically slip-up). Still, I felt led to talk about this. Sometimes we struggle in life trying to find our purpose and place; doubt plagues our minds and our hearts. If you were raised in a Christian based environment then you know it is at these moments you have to rely on your faith to get through.

I recently be-friended someone who was going through some tough times in their life and needed a real friend. Additionally, I was questioning God's reasoning for placing me in an environment with so much turmoil and instability. However, I quickly realized that it was not about me but was a chance for me to use my own experiences to minister to someone else. All in all it is not how many church services we attend or auxiliaries we belong to; it's about showing God's grace through our actions.

I do not believe that our encounters with others are by happenstance. Nor do I believe that the trials we go through are our own. What I do believe is that we often endure so that our victory can be a testimony for someone else. On this day I thank God for turning every adverse event in my life into something positive. I thank Him even more for giving me the strength I needed to get through them. It is because of those low moments that I am able to attest to the high ones yet to come. I can now say that I fully understand what a purpose driven moment is. May God's grace be with you all.

1 comment:

Trastine said...

Good word Ty...You are absolutely right! We live this life to live again in eternity with our Lord and savior. Anything we do should be a witness to his grace, mercy, love and kindness! He should be proud and get the glory out of it all. Being that example of Christ's love is our purpose. Check out my blog for today as well; www.naturalspirit-trastine.blogspot.com. I'm briefly speaking about faith...."Living life to it's faithfulness." Love ya and take care.