Welcome back! It’s been a half year since I posted, which is the longest break I’ve ever taken. While it was purposeful, I was ready to get back into the writing routine!
In the coming days and weeks, I’ll continue the same style of content you’ve encountered before on my blog—brief reflections of daily life as I continually journey into the pure purpose God intends. As always, I invite you along with me, not simply to share my reflections but to challenge yourself along your journey.
I don’t wait until everything is neat and tidy before I share. I am committed to share from a healthy place in an effort to avoid pulling you into the unnecessary. But healthiness is not equal to perfection. Neither is authenticity. Some of the most difficult and beautiful seasons of my life are the ones in which I fully committed to authenticity with myself, (wisely-chosen) others, and God.
I challenge you to do the same. After all, it’s what pure purpose is all about.
As we kick off this reboot, let’s go back to the beginning (excerpted from Pure Purpose Bible Study, revised 2013)
Start at the source.
The water begins somewhere. When you consider water at its source, like a mountain spring, what qualities come to mind?
Water at its purest. Clean, untainted, untouched. And then it begins to meander. Along the way it picks up impurities: dirt, dead plants, animal waste, rocks, garbage. Yet it has a purpose at every point along the way.
- Water is cleansing.
- Water sustains life.
- Water provides power.
- Water allows transportation.
Yet as soon as water comes in contact with the earth and even the air, it’s impure. But God works out the purpose through those impurities. Because they’re God’s purposes, they’re pure purposes. What God intended as the purpose for each drop of water that bubbles out of the spring or falls from the cloud remains the purpose for that drop despite all the impurities that it encounters along the way.
It’s the same for you. He has had a purpose for you since before you were born, and even though your life has meandered through some muddy waters and picked up unnecessary and unwelcome junk along the way, God’s purpose hasn’t changed. He works through the impurities. Because God’s purpose is Pure Purpose.
God doesn’t make mistakes. He created you to be you, and he has every intention to use your strengths and weaknesses, experiences and skills, heartaches and passions to guide you along your road of pure purpose. Whether you march forward with determination or stumble along with sore feet and uncertain steps, your focus can match God’s focus, which is on the horizon. Some days it looks beautiful and inviting, and sometimes the haze and swirling rains obscure our view. But whether we see it or not, whether we acknowledge it or not, God’s purpose is set before us.
Will you seek his pure purpose, starting today, one step at a time?
4 thoughts on “A Brief Hiatus”
Loved seeing this in my inbox today! You’ve been in my thoughts and prayers friend! Love and hugs to you. Great to have you back!
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Love it! So glad you are writing again! Thank you for the nuggets of wisdom!
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