God’s purpose for your life will always be connected to people.
We think our purpose is about the big thing. The job. The calling. The degree.
The big thing is people. All people. Our purpose is to love them. All people. It’s not easy. It’s not easy to love the men hanging around the gas station with his hand out for spare change.
It’s not easy loving the man who boasts about having several children but hasn’t seen them in years.
The pastor who falls from grace, the father who didn’t love you, the noisy neighbor or the quiet neighbor with noisy dogs.
People aren’t easy to love. We’re a mess. But we are why Jesus came. We are why He died and rose again. People were his mission. We are God’s purpose.
When we’re arguing over 2nd Amendment rights and Roe V Wade may we not forget that our purpose isn’t to shout louder than the other side. It isn’t to take our toys and go away mad. To be connected to people we must be present. We must listen with our hearts as much as our ears. Because that is God’s purpose for all who say they’re his followers.
How does this look in your life?
What’s your biggest challenge in connecting to people?
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