Even when we feel that we have lost everything, a single thread of hope is all we need to keep going. The problem is that we consider the loss of things and people as the be all and end all of our existence, Even when the world around us seems to be falling apart and we wonder whether there is still a purpose and a point to it all, I want you to know that there is…
We were all born with a purpose. The sad thing is that we get so side-tracked by distractions, that we lose that sense of purpose and we head down a road of unfulfilled dreams and unreached destinations. More people than ever before are looking for acceptance in places that only drag them down into further despair. More people than ever before are depressed and feel there’s no hope to continue. More people than ever before choose to end their lives because there seems to be no acceptance, future and purpose for them. I used to be there and I know it’s a very dark and lonely place. But I want you to know that however hopeless your life seems.. IT ISN’T. However useless you may be feeling… YOU AREN’T!
You are here for a purpose and have been born for a time such as this. Whether you believe it or not, God is real and He loves you. Whether you believe it or not, there is no place so dirty or so far removed from considering His existence, that cannot be reached by His grace and renewed by the hope that only He can give. In this life, you might choose to cut all ties with God, but He will always keep that last strand of hope connected to you. My prayer is that you will cling onto it and know that there is sunshine after every storm. When we hang onto the One who is Hope, our lives begin to make sense and our destination becomes clear.
When we start taking the focus off our circumstances and shortcomings, and begin to realise the amazing gift of life we have been given, everything changes. When we stop shaking our fists at God, asking Him to do something about the pain in this world, and realise that He created you and I to do something about it, then we discover our true purpose – to share His love. And what I love about that purpose, is that it fills me with passion. And when I am filled with passion for that purpose, it drives me to get up in the morning, and pushes me to stay awake at night.
A life without passion and purpose is not really a life at all. You were created to LIVE LOUD. You were created to make a difference. You were created for a time such as this. And the giver of life and hope and direction is waiting for you to put your trust in Him. Jesus was willing to give His life so that you and I can have life. But not just life…
“The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.” (John 10:10)
Have an amazing day and may 2021 be a year in which we live in full and become the difference we wish to see in the world.