I think this blog is about freedom or purpose… but I don’t quite know.. just follow me…
Today my gym moved from one suite in the shopping center to a new suit about 5 doors down. A while ago I told one of the trainers that I would help them move because I’m cool with him and wanted to support them.
As I was loading the back of the truck with everything that weighed 40lb or less (ain’t nobody trying to hurt their back). I thought about four people I assumed would be there but weren’t. I was surprised that they were not apart of this process and at that moment I immediately became thankful for the people in my life that support me. God reminded me, “Friends come, and friends go, but a true friend sticks by you like family” (Prov. 18:24). I don’t know why that mattered today.
We live in a world where everyone offering support is usually asking for something in return. That was not the case today… I honestly just wanted to help a friend. God was speaking to me, and I realized that he might not have people that support him unconditionally. Unconditional support is something God offers to us on a daily basis and it our duty to offer it to others. Real biblical support can come from any source, not just the people we expect to be there.
God told me my purpose some time ago: to help people reach their God-given purposes and reach their goals. In bible study this last week my friend gave us a worksheet to help us come up with a new job title. I came up with Purpose Cultivator and Educator. I like this title because I think it fits what God has said. It’s surprising how this one thing God has revealed to me supersedes so many other things in my life. The owner of the gym and I are not even that close, but I am so clear about the mission that God has placed that it doesn’t matter. My goal is to help other reach the God-given purpose God has given them. So it that means sweating for two hours AFTER working out today than that’s what I’m going to do.
God wants us to pursue our purposes no matter how what. Once we do, we experience freedom from what others say. I listen to what people say about the choices I make in friendship, or where I work, or where I live, but I remember that God’s purpose is in all of it. God wants me to help the people he has sent me to. Knowing this about myself has even stopped me from defending myself. There’s no need if I know that I’m where I’m supposed to be.
God is good Y’all!