Wish I Knew My Purpose In This World.

I seem so small in the whole sceme of things.  I think God meant for me to do something with my life, that makes an impact on this world.  Maybe nothing that will ever make the 6 O'clock news, but something.

I know he has a plan for me because in Jeremiah 29:11 It says:  "For I know the plans I have for you, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future".

It's hard sometime's to hold on to that belief.  I wear a lot of battle scars of life.   I believe HIS promise, I do believe he has a plan for me.  I just hope I don't fail HIM by not recognizing it.

Makes me think of the joke in the movie "Pursuit of Happiness" 

There was a man who was drowning, and a boat came, and the man on the boat said "Do you need help?" and the man said "God will save me". Then another boat came and he tried to help him, but he said "God will save me", then he drowned and went to Heaven. Then the man told God, "God, why didn't you save me?" and God said "I sent you two boats, you dummy!"


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1 Response Jun 17, 2007

One hears that story often in "the rooms." It does have a nice way of making the point. A friend of mine says, "We don't get to choose who we help." I think this is powerful. If I decide I want to help a person in my way, that's my ego talking. If an opportunity to help presents itself, in way I didn't expect - (I might not even like the person) - that seems far more likely to be God's will for me. I believe that frequently the most influential acts of our lives seem trivial at the time, we don't even understand the consequences of what we do. That is why one must try to live a righteous life all the time, you never know who needs you to do the right thing, or when.