उद्देश्य | Purpose

It’s a new year, which means it’s time for new adventures. And it just so happens that God led me to India for the first few months of the year to continue the fun. With the adventures, new lessons have come along, too. There’s nothing like being taken out of your comfort zone to learn lessons that are necessary for growth as a believer.

Month after month, God gives me different opportunities to minister to younger girls who are just a few steps behind me on our journey here. Some still not sure about Him, some wholly given to Him, but all desiring to know just what they’re here for. A few weeks ago, I had an ‘aha’ moment of sorts. Things started to click. And clarity was happening. It’s not that I didn’t know the truth of this lesson that God was revealing to me; He just made it SO crystal clear this time around. Thankfully the Lord brought me to a place where there were quite a few precious Indian girls willing to listen to the lesson He taught me. And now, I’ll share it with you, too. 🙂

Okay, stick with me here.

Here’s the setting: a long, long time ago, you and your cavemen friends are all sitting in a circle, and in the center of the circle sits a toaster. You all stare at the toaster and wonder what it is. A few of you go up to the toaster and put rocks in it. You realize that didn’t get you anywhere. Then a few others put grass in it and sooner than later the grass is on fire. After things calm down and cool down, you all are still quizzically looking at the toaster with no idea as to what this object is or what it’s used for. You try a few other things to figure the toaster out, but you just can’t seem to get it right.

Now, here’s the big question: who is the only one who would be able to tell you what that toaster was made for?

You could come up with many different answers. I’ve heard a few after sharing this scenario with many throughout the past few weeks. Google it. Read the instruction manual. Ask someone else who’s used it. There’s a problem with all of the above – there is no internet, no instruction manual and not one of you has ever used a toaster before (remember, you’re all cavemen).

At this point hopefully it’s starting to click for you.

The only one who would know just what the toaster was made for would be the one who created it.

It’s a simple concept, yet many of us don’t seem to understand it fully. Picture yourself as the toaster. You were made for a purpose. You, your friends, or anyone else, will never know what you were made for.  Many of us go on through our days and wonder why things aren’t working out the way they should. Again and again, we put ourselves into harmful situations and we try and try, but still can’t seem to figure life out. That’s just it. We were created by a Creator. The only one who could tell us of our purpose here is our Creator. We are merely instruments, created to be used by Him in any way He wants. We are to look to our Creator God first and only. He’s already written our days out. He already knows it all. We were made by Him and for Him.

My frame was not hidden from you when I was made in the secret place, when I was woven together in the depths of the earth. Your eyes saw my unformed body; all the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be. | Psalm 139:15-16

So, here in India, my goal is to share this truth with as many as I can. To get one more sweet girl (or anyone, really) on team Kingdom, looking to Christ alone for her purpose, I’d say would be a mission accomplished.

 Read about the lessons I learned in India here:
Prayer | Passion | Power | Promise

6 thoughts on “उद्देश्य | Purpose

  1. The cautionary caveat to this is that while the toaster – “you” – realizes its true purpose, there are those other “cave people” around who would try to use and abuse it in their ignorance, deviousness, or both!

    Hebrews 13:20-21 (KJV)- 20 Now the God of peace, that brought again from the dead our Lord Jesus, that great shepherd of the sheep, through the blood of the everlasting covenant, 21 Make you perfect in every good work to do his will, working in you that which is wellpleasing in his sight, through Jesus Christ; to whom be glory for ever and ever. Amen.

    In this, we trust…

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