Working, playing and living with purpose
I have no clue what you do for a job, or even if you have a job.
I have no clue what you do for fun, or even if you have fun playing in life.
I have no clue what you do while living in between the two… life of purpose…
I am not referencing The Purpose Driven Life, or The Purpose Driven Youth Ministry, etc… I do believe they are good writings and have a ton of application however I know you can buy one of these resources on Amazon or some other resource site.
I do want to focus a brief moment on what you do part.
What do you do for employment matters… It might be the very way God is sharing to his people through you… It might be the very way God is sharing His love for you.
What do you do for fun matters…. It might be the very way God is sharing His joy with others around you. It might be the very way God is sharing His joy with you.
I am a compartment person at times… I will admit it. I put my life and activities in nice little compartments. I have a compartment for fun, work, faith, family, food and even serving (though they all blend in together being a Youth Pastor). I often do this when I am in control.
Think about it for yourself?… When is this true for you? Do you feel compartmental when you are in control? Out of control or in the middle? Do you feel like you are a bomb waiting to happen? Or maybe simply going through life as it is.. Just life..?
God has given us a special uniqueness, a gift if you will, that I would like to refer to as YOU. You are a gift from God. You aren’t required to compare, compete or even judge yourself based on those around you, judge yourself based on your history. God will do just judging when He chooses.
I don’t think age has a factor… I know mature people making good and bad choices, who doubt who they are in this world. I know young people making good and bad choices, who doubt who they are in this world. I know people in the middle doing the same.
The challenge in my opinion is living life as you figure out who God created you to be based on His Word. The deal is spending time with God in His Word working on His version of you.
Live life with Purpose day to day!