June 13, 2020

What is your life?

For what is your life? It is even a vapor that appears for a little time and then vanishes away. James 4:15

Lately I’ve been asking myself “What goals do I want to accomplish in my lifetime?”  I’m not talking about a bucket list of activities that I want to do before I die.  I’m talking about life achievements.  What purpose did I serve while on this earth?  I am a wife and a mother and certainly those are great accomplishments.  They also hold eternal value if done right.  However, I’m talking about a life goal that I am continuously working toward for the duration of my stay here.

I’m using today’s verse as a motivation to recognize the limited amount of time we are here in this world.  In fact, this life is the shortest thing we will ever do as an eternal child of God.  It says life is like a vapor or a fog that vanishes away with the morning sun.  I have come to the decision that I want my greatest accomplishment to be helping others.  Whether it’s introducing some to Jesus, walking through life’s struggles or simply standing in prayer for them, I want my life to focus on others not on myself, which is quite a challenge as you can imagine.  Mostly, what I want my life goal to be is to help people discover their significant purpose for being on planet earth!  We all have a purpose and it is up to each one of us to seek it out.

Today I want to encourage you to set a life goal.  Think about what it is that you want to accomplish before your earthly life is through.  Ask the Holy Spirit for some direction and ask for your heavenly father to put His desire in your heart for all He has planned for you here.  Make this life count for all eternity by living beyond yourself in this world.

Today’s scripture reading: James 4:13-17

Published by L. Lyden

Lynette is a recently published author and coordinator of Voices Magazine who endeavors to use her gifts and influence to encourage and promote aspiring writers. Her Daily Dose blog has been an outlet for her to encourage readers to walk closer to God each day. She is a wife, mother and grandmother who loves spending time and going on special outings with her family.

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