“How precious are your thoughts about me, O God! They are innumerable!
I can’t even count them; they outnumber the grains of sand!”
It is amazing to me how often we truly lose sight of Christ’s love for us. There are moments, in each of our lives, that we feel unloved, unwanted, or just invisible.
We long for friendships, community and a sense of belonging and forget that He longs to be all of that for us. How that must break His heart! He has given us so many examples of His love for us, but sadly when we hit rock bottom, we rarely take the time to search out our purpose.
Have you ever thought about that word- and its meaning to us as Christians. Have you ever really sat and reflected on the gift we have been given as Christians, because now our lives have purpose? Its a life altering thought, if you truly think about it! Our visions on our purpose, and His plans for our purpose are usually so far from each other- Yet He shares our purpose and His love for us on so many levels through His word! That in itself is amazing to me!
He has a purpose for me!
Think about it. Before you found Christ (because He always knew exactly where you were!) you really had no significant eternal purpose. You had earthly purpose, we all do. We all have rolls we must fill on a daily basis. But eternally, we were lost- hopeless. Because of His death on the cross, and our acknowledgment of His gift, we have eternal purpose!
Yet, we find ourselves searching still.
Searching for acceptance and acknowledgment.
Searching for fulfillment.
His love is so much more than we could ever imagine, if only we would truly acknowledge its power and accept its true meaning. I am amazed sometimes at how much my faith is lacking. I am amazed at how often I search for Him in situations, when all along had I just reached my hand out, His was right there waiting to take hold of me and guide me. I spend so much time (as we all do) with my eyes focused on earthly things- things that are meaningless. I lose sight of my Savior!
“For I will set mine eyes upon them for good, and I will bring them again to this land: and I will build them, and not pull them down; and I will plant them, and not pluck them up. And I will give them a heart to know me, that I am the LORD: and they shall be my people, and I will be their God: for they shall return unto me with their whole heart.” – Jeremiah 24:6-7
He set His eyes upon us- For Good! How amazing is that! Despite our wretchedness, He still has a purpose for us- He set his eyes on us for Good!
Don’t lose sight of your purpose. Don’t trade your joy for sorrow! This life is just a glimpse of what eternity holds, and our purpose as believers is so amazingly bright! It is so easy to direct our eyes to the pain and heartache we suffer. Its easy to lose focus and feel alone. But remember that you are loved by an eternal Savior, a Savior who has promised you so much more than you can ever imagine.
“Peace I leave with you; My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Do not let your heart be troubled, nor let it be fearful”. -John 14:27