SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 7
Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will. – Romans 12:2 (NIV)
On this journey to discover what your purpose is as God intended for you, it is important to never get caught up in the world’s definition of purpose. We live in a broken world and even the most well-intentioned people get their priorities mixed up and let earthly things take precedent over what’s eternal.
As followers of Christ, we have a different worldview. We know that salvation is what matters. We know that Jesus is the One who satisfies and our purpose is found in Him, not in this world!
So as you start setting new goals for yourself or looking for that business relationship or that romantic relationship that’s going to make you feel a little bit more financially or emotionally secure, remember where your priorities are. Remember that there’s no one in this world that can transform you like Jesus can. There’s no one else that can search your heart and comfort you like He can. There is no one else that gives purpose to your life.
You were made with a purpose and as exciting as it may be to enter a new relationship or move to a new neighborhood or start a new job, Jesus is the one who is making you new. Let this be the reason you’re excited about life. Let this be the reason you find peace to sleep at night and not worry about the future! You don’t need this world and its pleasures to fulfill your purpose here on this earth. Only in Him!
Biblical Context + Further Reading: Romans 12:1-8
DAILY CHALLENGE: Journal this: How can you remind yourself that your purpose is found in Him?