Friday, February 26, 2010

my purpose

i often ask myself the question, "why do i get up in the morning?" in answering this question, i am reminded daily that my purpose in to get up, set my heart, mind, and soul before the Lord, ans walk through the day trusting in His grace and yielding to His plan for my life. this is easy to write but not easy to do.

i don't like life when i'm hurt, when people won't do what i think they should do, when people i love make wrong decisions, when i'm denied what i think is best. as i look at that last sentence, it is full of "i's". that is the key to understanding my purpose-it is not my purpose or my life-it is God's purpose and God's life.

i don't want to just "make it" through life trying to grab or manipulate a little peace and happiness as i can. i want the very best that God has to offer while i am here, and i want to offer Him my very best, no matter what my circumstances might be.

i want to stay focused on the things that are eternal; Go, Himself, His Word, and people. i want my abiding to grow deeper and deeper so that as others observe my life, they will give glory to God. i want to have the compassion and boldness of Christ in relating to others. this is the precious fruit of His Spirit, and it is given only as i abide.

i get up in the morning to be conformed to the image of Christ. what will i give in order for God to accomplish His purpose in me? all that i have and all that i am.

"There is nothing quite as exhilarating as getting out of bed in the morning, going back into the world, and knowing why. Enthusiasm is derived from the certainty that for this I was born, and I am doing it! It is thrilling knowledge that I am fulfilling God's intended purpose for me."
Bill Hull


Cindy said...

This is wonderfully written, Carly! Thank you for sharing your heart! I love you, Mom.

Chris said...

Carly, this is great, thanks for sharing your heart, and thanks for being YOU! You are so special, and for a fact we were created to glory in the Father daily! I love you Sugar Bear!!!

S & S said...

OK #1.....Sugar Bear????? #2 WHat the heck is up with Chris' beard??????????? #3 16 DAYS!!!!!!!!!!!!


Carly said...

16 DAYS!!!!!!! Get your recipe ready!