Ever felt in need of purpose? Ever wonder if there was anything special in store for you in your life?
Imagine for a second, if you can, you were a certain key on a keyboard.
You look around at the other keys and they all seem to be used quite often.
There are the letters, they have the purpose to help create words that add up to a greater composition. They get used the most. They communicate great things. Some more than others, yet they all are used regularly. And you are not part of them.
The number keys also get used … and there are two sets of them! And well whatever they are a part of either is worth a lot or adds up to some really impressive formulas that can help interpret the way the world is put together. Yet you are not a number key.
Then there are the mathematical keys, they help hold the formulas together + are the reason formulas even make any sense.
Then there are the punctuation keys. They have the purpose to help make sense out of all the words by limiting sentences, (& they help indicate a side thought or snide remark … or EMOTION!!!!!) … yet you are not one of them.
You just sit there and wonder why you even exist.
You are the one key most people don’t even know the name for: the monkey hook, the funny looking a, the a in a circle. You are the @ key.
Then one day, some guy decides to give you a purpose. You are to put a name and a location together. You are placed into something called an ‘e-mail address’. And before you know it you are one of the most used, easiest recognised and important symbols used!
Then your neighbor the so called pound key on the phone, that number thingy key … # … he follows your lead. He isn’t used all to often either. He is beginning to wake up to the world around him. The noise you make when you are used is making him notice there is more to this world than just sitting around on the keyboard. He is even given a new name and with it a new purpose: The Hash-tag. And he now helps people track topics. He can join and help discuss and connect people with others who share a common interest. A great and noble task.
Now look back at your life. Your God given life. Your flesh and blood life. You may feel like that @ key that just sat around until it was given a purpose.
However you have a purpose. God had something very detailed in mind when he created you. You may have to wait. It may seem like a long time. The @ key has been around on our keyboards since 1902. It wasn’t till 1971 that it was used for e-mail addresses (that’s what Wiki says … so it has to be true) and then it wasn’t till almost 20 years later that the world learned the purpose of that key as e-mail took off in the early 90s.
You may just have to wait. Wait on the Lord that is.
While you wait do what you know is in God’s will. You may not have to wait long … or even not at all … before you sense purpose. Being in God’s will is step one. Learn his will, by being in his Word that would be step two. Then live out that Word in your life that would be step 3. And before you know it. You won’t be wondering about your purpose. Not really.
You may wonder if things will ever slow down … because in the middle of His will you will notice: The harvest is plentiful, but the workers are few and really you need to help other find their purpose in Him so you can get this work done.
What about you? Ever feel purposeless? How? Why? and How long? Have you ever found purpose? How’d you find it?