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Awareness of Purpose

Awareness of purpose is easily lost among the stuff of everyday life.  Nevertheless, our efficient God is weaving our lives with purpose daily.  No one is born for one event.  There is purpose infused in every inch of our path through life.  The flow of purpose is so intricately woven by God that we will only realize its full significance in hindsight.  So, the true simplicity of purpose boils down to living aware of God daily.  Thanksgiving, praise, worship, obedience and godly choices will flow out of that awareness.  We tend the garden of our life, watering the plants daily, not sure when or how often they will bloom in our lifetime and thereafter.  We are POSITIONED to be faithful in watering and He is faithful to bring forth fruit that is eternal. (Ninth excerpt from Kathy’s article “Positioned for Purpose”.)

Daily Living and the Non-typical

Mary and Joseph never would have guessed their common, mundane lives were moving toward such eternal impact.  In fact, they probably never fully grasped the magnitude of their purpose while they lived on earth.  The issues and responsibilities of everyday life had to overshadow their thinking and senses at times.  Seven-year-old Jesus most likely took his father’s hammer and left it by the creek to rust, after he’d nailed a boat together using his mom’s best serving bowl.  At supper that night, I’m sure neither Joseph nor Mary sensed divine purpose at work in their lives or his!  The majority of the time they were simply rearing a son.  And they probably wondered if they were doing well.  After all, everyone remembered the time they had accidentally left him behind while traveling.  And you know they had typical friends and family watching their non-typical teenager with an opinionated glare.  (Eighth excerpt from Kathy’s article “Positioned for Purpose”.)