Purpose, Meaning & Hope

All was going well, it was looking good. The pace was steady and the sound was consistent. Not a problem in sight.

However, as time went on, it declared war, it started to sigh, pant and complain. It had no energy left, I’m stood behind, urging it on, pleading for it to make it’s final few moves. But it didn’t. It took it’s final breath and stopped.

This was a dying shaver. A powerless shaver. A shaver that had lost it’s purpose, meaning and hope.

There also, was left a sad face that resembled on one side a balding gorilla, and on the other side, a baby’s bum…Image

It was a sad day in the Elliott household. In fact, it was also stressful as I had a wedding to attend that afternoon. Thankfully, the problems were solved and I didn’t look too foolish.

I wonder whether a bit like that shaver, we sometimes lose sight of our purpose in life, our meaning and our hope. Do we even have a clue about what they are?

I once read a book called ‘Purpose Driven Life’ by Rick Warren. It is in fact one of the best selling books on the market. An incredible book that inspired me to live a life that was intentional and adventurous.

It was in that book I recall, that I came across my favourite passage in the bible. I’m always quoting Jesus when he says, ‘A thief comes to steal and destroy, but I have come to give life and life in all it’s fullness’

Life in all it’s fullness is a life that is fulfils it’s potential. Our number one purpose in life is to follow our creators plan. He designed us, he put us together and he has mapped out our lives. In the bible, it says, ‘For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.’

God cares about you.

If we want to live lives of complete meaning, lives of complete purpose and adventure, then we must follow Jesus. As I said in my previous blog – God is the author, sustainer and perfecter of life. His way is best.

May you know that God cares for you, he has a plan for you and he wants the very best for you. He settles for nothing less, but he requires your attention.

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About laughingwithtom

Tom Elliott is a Christian Communicator who is passionate about introducing people to Jesus. Tom is also a credible and experienced Comedian, Magician, Speaker and writer, with a heart to use his gifts for the extension of Gods Kingdom. He has travelled extensively throughout the UK and abroad, whilst also being on the leadership team of his home church in Gloucestershire. Tom has been mentored by some of the UK’s most influential evangelists including J.John, Steve Legg, Mark Greenwood, Mark Ritchie, Matt Summerfield, Barry Woodward and more. Through his acclaimed show, Tom captures the attention of non believers through quality entertainment and as a result has been able to share his faith on TV, Radio, Online, in schools, churches & theatres reaching thousands of people with the Gospel. Tom has also taken his work to many large scale events and Festivals such as ‘New Wine’, ‘Detling,’ ‘Gorsley’, ‘Greenbelt’ and ‘Spring Harvest’ Tom is honoured to be an Ambassador for the international Christian charity ‘Compassion’ who work to change lives in over 26 countries that suffer extreme poverty. Toms desire is to see all people take hold of Jesus’ promise of life to the full. On stage and off stage, Tom’s passion for this fulfilment of life is contagious. Tom has been personally trained by expert entertainers and in 2013, Tom contributed to a book titled ‘Does God LOL’ alongside some of the biggest names in comedy, to raise money for national charity, ‘Mary’s Meals’. This book is now available in many good book stores. www.laughingwithtom.co.uk
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