Have you had your JOY JUICE today? Let’s face the future boldly and joyfully!
There is one thing that we all have in common…our future is uncertain. And though we don’t know what the days ahead may hold, we can be assured that God is willing to walk with us each step of the way, to strengthen us when we grow weary, to give us comfort when we are sad, and to fill us with JOY in His presence. Do we trust Him with our future?
Often we miss the mark of our purpose here on earth because we listen to too many sources other than God. Our purpose is to glorify God, to share His love and joy and to prepare for eternity! Is that your focus? Those who have made the greatest impact on our world are those who were most focused. The apostle Paul is a great example of that. He single-handedly spread Christianity throughout the Roman Empire. His secret….a focused life! (Rick Warren’s The Purpose-Driven Life) As he tells us in Philippians 3:13-14 “I am focusing all my energies on this one thing: Forgetting the past and looking forward to what lies ahead, I press on to reach the end of the race and receive the heavenly prize for which God, through Christ Jesus, is calling us.”
Whether you are a recent graduate with an uncertain future looming ahead of you or whether you are at a stage of life in which you are striving to “finish the race well”, each of us should stay focused on God’s purpose for our lives. That is the key to building an eternal legacy….a Legacy of Joy!
Let’s pray for our friends and loved ones as we all seek God’s joyful purpose.