God’s purpose for me is that I bear fruit for His glory. When I do, I show the world that I belong to HIM.
When I stand before God at my one-on-one appointment, I will not be ashamed but excited to give Him all that I did for Him if my focus has been His glory and not mine.
John 15:8 says, “This is to my Father’s glory, that you bear much fruit, showing yourselves to be my disciples.”
In God’s grand scheme of human history I have been created for this generation for a very specific purpose. Why now? What am I to do? What is the message I am to share?
I believe God’s grand plan is that He wants passionate men and women to rise to the call of fruitful living. Fruitful living requires me to live with the end in mind. One day I will stand before the Lord Jesus and give a personal account of ALL that I have done with my life. How did I use my time, my gifts, and my resources to share HIS heart with others?
Every activity, every relationship when looked at in light of that appointment will bring clarity, focus, and fulfillment. Picture your basket. Who is in it? What activities are there? Whom did you serve? Did you have a generous heart? Did you suffer with joy? Were you faithful until the end even when life got hard?
Proverbs 11:25 – A generous man will prosper; he who refreshes others will himself be refreshed.
Ephesians 6:7 – Serve wholeheartedly, as if you were serving the Lord, not men.
1 Peter 4:10 – Each one should use whatever gift he has received to serve others, faithfully administering God’s grace in its various forms.
2 Corinthians 8:2 – Out of the most severe trial, their overflowing joy and their extreme poverty welled up in rich generosity.
1 Peter 4:16 – However, if you suffer as a Christian, do not be ashamed, but praise God that you bear that name.
1 Peter 4:19 – So then, those who suffer according to God’s will should commit themselves to their faithful Creator and continue to do good.
Revelation 2:10 – Do not be afraid of what you are about to suffer. I tell you, the devil will put some of you in prison to test you, and you will suffer persecution for ten days. Be faithful, even to the point of death, and I will give you the crown of life.
Matthew 25:21 – His master replied, “Well done, good and faithful servant! You have been faithful with a few things; I will put you in charge of many things. Come and share your master’s happiness!”
Remember your life story will be told based on how you live today. Are you living today with the goal to hear the words of your Savior, “Well done?” I am.
May the story of YOUR life reflect a story for HIS glory!