I've been contemplating what my word for 2012 would be. 2011 was quite an amazing year and I've been thinking that 2012 would just sort of be a shadow year. You know, one of those years where you just live - nothing big happens. You live in the shadow of what happened previously because it was so bright and shiny that everything else paled in comparison.
Well, as usual, God wouldn't let me live in a shadow. He reminded me that he healed me from kidney disease and paralysis for a reason -
for a PURPOSE.
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Selfishly, I wanted a year to rest. A year of sabbatical. A year of just hanging out.
But do you know what happens to you when you rest for a whole year? You turn flabby. Your mind turns to mush. You stop going forward and start to drift backward.
That doesn't sound too good to me. How do I find my purpose?
Every morning when I wake up, I dive into God's word and ask him what He has for me to do. What is my purpose for the day? Who am I supposed to minister to?
Some days He puts a particular person or project on my mind. Other days, I just focus on looking for opportunities and He provides them. I don't need to create purpose - it's already there waiting for me. I just need to keep my eyes wide open and pay attention.
I can't wait to see what happens in 2012.
I'm ready to live my life on purpose.
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