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Here is the Daily Dose for Tuesday, July 30, 2019.
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
Live in It
Life can get boring. I remember as a child thinking the one thing I don’t want to do is the same thing every day. I saw people get up, go to work, come home, get some rest then do it all over again in the morning. It seemed like the worst existence in the world to me. Then I became an adult, had grown up responsibilities and found out that getting up, going to work, coming home, getting some rest and doing it all over again the next day wasn’t that bad. As a matter of fact, it was pretty normal. Yet one day I looked up and realized that it was driving me crazy. I had a great regular life, and it was boring me to death. Then one day it hit me, life does not have to be like this.
What I discovered was I was bored because I was created for more. I was doing fine, but I wasn’t living on purpose. I wasn’t using all of the gifts that God had given me, I was just doing enough to get by. That day I decided I was going to have a full life and boring was not going to cut it anymore. That day I took the time to start thinking not about what was comfortable but what I could offer the world. What would I do even if I had to do something else to make a living? What could I do that I would be excited about every day and look forward to doing again the next day? For me, that was serving in the local church. So I started off by volunteering and then working part-time and now it is what I do for a living.
Friends, I was not truly happy until I started living in my purpose. There was a purpose sized hole in my life that nothing else was going to fill. The thing is, all of us have the purpose sized hole in us. God created each and every one of us on purpose, with a purpose and for a purpose and we will never be truly be fulfilled until we start walking and living in it. Each of us was created by God to do good works that he has set out for us. All we have to do is go live in it.