On Purpose

“Oops!” Haven’t we all said that? We say it when we do something poorly or accidentally. We say it when we wish that we could have done something different. It is an exclamation of our mess ups. Have you ever said “oops!” when you did a good thing? How often does that happen? Does it ever happen? I would love it if accidental goodness followed me everywhere I went, but that is not how it usually works.
No, goodness takes some effort. No, I am not talking about a tremendous amount of effort, but it does take a purposeful attitude on our part. We must “mean to” do what is right for the sake of our fellow man or for God. It is rare for me to do the accidentally Godly thing.
Perhaps I will one day get there in my pursuit of holiness, but for now I need to purposefully pursue holiness before God. I need to live intentionally for Christ because the things I do on autopilot always lean toward the flesh and selfishness.
What about you? Have you ever taken up the challenge to live purposefully for Christ? Are you seeking to live for Him daily? Are the things you do each day done purposefully for Jesus?
Something to think about,
Pastor John

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One Response to On Purpose

  1. Annette says:

    I enjoyed this, Pastor. So often I make mess-ups, often minutes after I’ve spoken or done something. Yes, it is much harder to ‘on-purpose’ do something the right way.

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