Five Minute Friday: Purpose

The word for this week’s Five Minute Friday free-write is “purpose.”  (Click on the image above to find some other great posts in the linkup too.) Here goes:

I heard a talk recently about how to walk with someone dealing with unemployment. In it, the speaker discussed how the unemployed often has to redefine themselves and sometimes ask themselves the following questions:

  • Who am I?
  • How do I spend my time?
  • How do I find meaning  in life?

As I heard the speaker discussing these questions, I thought how these questions can relate to other times and areas of a person’s life as well.  I believe any kind of change in routine can set someone down the path of self-discovery.  Any transition can result in someone questioning their purpose in life.

As a person dealing with quite a bit of change and transition in my life right now, I see this in my own life right now.  It helps to remember my purpose (what I was created to do) is to seek God in my life and to glorify Him!

“You are worthy, our Lord and God,
    to receive glory and honor and power,
for you created all things,
    and by your will they were created
    and have their being.” (Revelation 4:11)

“For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works,which God prepared in advance for us to do.” (Ephesians 2:10)

 

 

4 thoughts on “Five Minute Friday: Purpose

  1. Jeannie Prinsen

    This is wonderful, Bethany. There has to be some ultimate purpose that transcends the times of transition, change, and loss: something that remains constant at the core of things. We can find that in God. It’s really good to be reminded of that today – thank you.

    Jeannie (your “next-door neighbour” at #44 in the linkup)

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  2. Tara Ulrich

    This was an important reminder for me too. THIS: ” I believe any kind of change in routine can set someone down the path of self-discovery. Any transition can result in someone questioning their purpose in life.” I’m in the 5 spot this week.

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    1. Bethany Post author

      Hi,
      Thanks for stopping by again! Good to know my words could resonate with where you are at too. Thanks, Bethany

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