03 March 2017

Five Minute Friday: Purpose

Write for five minutes, no editing, just writing what comes to your heart on this week's word:


What is my purpose on this earth? What was I created to do? I wish that I knew why He put me here. I am still here because I have more work to do, but I do not know what that work is.

If only it were so easy as opening an email or a text and finding the phrase, "Your purpose is...", then I'd know what to do, what I am supposed to do. Instead, I am here with all sorts of cravings and desires and each one with an obstacle. I want to sing, but don't have the voice. I want to be a great photographer, but I am going blind and my hands shake. I want to knit and crochet, but arthritis has more control over my fingers than I do.

I want, I want, I want...no, no, no.

Then, PLEASE, tell me my purpose, what I am supposed to be doing, Father? What important thing did you create me to do, that one thing that only I was put here to do? Please show me my purpose.

Please help me to be the me that You created me to be.

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  1. I find it wild that I posted about my blog's purpose today. We all have the purpose to love & reverence Him, to be a light and a help to others. He is always coming up with others purposes for us as long as we are still paying attention and yielding to His will. Sometimes a purpose for a day, as season; sometimes a purpose for a lifetime.
    Barbara from Life & Faith in Caneyhead

    1. I thought that was interesting timing, too! The word "purpose" seems to be all over the place today.

      Loving others, glorifying Him, sharing Him with others...I know those are what we are all meant to do. I always try to do those things, but know that often I fail terribly. What I'm having the biggest trouble with is knowing what He put specifically me here to do. There are several things that He's given me the desire to do and maybe a little bit of talent, but no means to overcome the obstacles. It is very frustrating.

      Do you think maybe this "purpose" crisis, at least to the level it has risen to, is part of the Empty Nest Syndrome? After so many years of being a mama, I just don't know what I'm supposed to do with no kids around to take care of. If it is a part of the empty nest thing, I sure hope it passes soon! If it isn't, I still hope to have an answer soon. I can't keep going like this, knowing that I'm supposed to be doing something but not knowing what that something, that life's purpose, is.

      Thanks so much for stopping by here and commenting. I appreciate your thoughts on this very much. Have a blessed weekend!

  2. I think finding our purpose in life is the greatest search we will ever conduct...a search that I am still conducting :)

    1. I hope that the journey to your purpose has been a great one so far.

      Thanks for stopping by and commenting. Have a blessed day. :)


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