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…
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.
What is your response?