Sunday, March 11, 2012

Finding Purpose

Jesus told him (the blind man), “Go wash yourself in the pool of Siloam” (Siloam means “sent”). So the man went and washed and came back seeing! (John 9:7 NLT)

This man found his vision when he went to a place called sent. Many leaders lose their vision along the way. Our vision deteriorates when we are trying to build man made institutions and impress people. We begin to score our effectiveness on the wrong scorecard. There are many leaders in church ministry who feel blind, helpless and hopeless. This happens many times because of stress. Stress is formed when you are misaligned with the wrong purpose. So. What should be my purpose?

The key is not to "discover" your purpose, but to plug into the mission of God. God desires that people surrender their lives to Him and grow in the Gospel of Grace. (there is much more, but this is a blog- not a novel)

When you "wash" in the pool called SENT, you plug into God's mission. This man found sight when he submersed himself in SENT. We find purpose when we live our lives on mission. Everything becomes an adventure. Pick up basketball games become a "God-mission." Going to Wal-Mart becomes a mission field (which I hate.....Wal-mart that is).
If you are looking for purpose in a job or building a church, then you will always feel like life doesn't matter.

Go today and wash in the pool called SENT and find your vision again.

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