“If you are what you should be, you will set the whole world ablaze!” – St. Catherine of Siena


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Have you ever met somebody that inspired you greatly? A person who motivated you to be a better person, simply by being who they are. That person is living with purpose, and living within their purpose. I’ve known janitors with positive attitudes and the willingness to do the very best at what they do. They are much more inspiring than someone in a position considered high-ranking and who uses their position simply for their own advantage or does the minimum to get by. I would venture to say that most people are not living with purpose. How many millions of people go about their daily routine of working in an office, then going home, eating, watching TV, and going to sleep? Then waking up and repeating the whole routine the next day, and the next. Most people are not praying to be a better person, or looking for opportunities to better the lives of others each day. Off the top of your head, how many people can you think of that are living purposeful lives? People who are living with purpose are seeking every day to be better people. They are seeking how they can make a difference in this world. They realize that no good deed is insignificant, and that they are not insignificant. Purposeful people see that no moment is worth squandering. Even mundane moments  are opportunities. They realize that each day is a gift, and no time is to be wasted.

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Every person was created for some purpose. God made you with a specific purpose in mind. Really. Your talent for art, your ability to know exactly the words to say to people, even your knack for all things mechanical. Perhaps you have always had a very caring heart, or courage and boldness to stand up for justice. Even a so-called “disability” can be part of your purpose, and reveal God’s glory to others. These aspects of you, and aspects of your character, were all put together by an all-knowing God. You were made for more than going out a run-of-the mill life.  Is it hard to believe  that you were truly made to make a mark on this world? Ask your Creator to know your purpose. How are you meant to positively affect the lives of others? How will your talents advance the world? In what ways will you help others to know Jesus Christ even better? Ask God how you can live that purpose well, every day.  Are you living with passion and purpose? I pray for all of you, that you may live your purpose and live it well. In doing so, we can motivate others and glorify our awesome God!


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