Throwback to an awesome vacation last summer. Ah it was pure relaxation. I think one of the reasons I enjoy visiting islands is because being away from everything somehow refocuses me. I remember I would just get to that place within myself where my heart was operating out of state of purely seeking Christ. I would wake up, read verses from the bible and devotionals, and just reflect on God’s goodness throughout my life. This especially being in the times I was shown mercy and therefore didn’t get what I truly deserved because of my bad choices. I also remember just waking up early to go for a walk along the beach. I would take pictures, then sit quietly, and sometimes just weep as I truly felt God’s presence. Vacations aren’t the only place where we can refocus however. God is always near no matter where we are. Many times I am so set on achieving in life that I forget that to be thankful for the present moments. I then have to look at myself and say for what reason am I truly seeking? Sometimes it’s when I get to this place God is more able to work on my heart to operate out of a pure state instead of out of a bitter and selfish heart that seeks glory for self. Lately I have been praying to be more Christ like and therefore remembering that my true purpose is to love and not judge. I pray that I always remember this as I seek to operate within my purpose.
What is the reason I am seeking?
Is it spirit-led or self-led?
Is it for a cause or just really for an applause?
For we seek purpose but for what purpose?
We have our own hidden agendas hoping that finally we can seem like winners.
But who is winning if we’re forgetting that saving souls is the true mission.
By letting go of selfish ambition, we are the people that He can use.
See with purpose in mind He gave us these gifts but not to misuse.
For we are not validated by the purpose, but by the cross which Christ did not refuse.