If I focus on the plan of my life, I will ride a rollercoaster of ups & downs as the circumstances change. If however I focus on the purpose of my life then I have an anchor & I'll be grounded, able to ride thru the storms. so what is my purpose? It is to glorify God - and that can be done in ALL circumstances - Anita Bucher.
This was sent to me this week from a very dear friend and the timing could not have been more perfect. When planning my future plans I do ask God for guidance, but this made me realize that I had not been asking him what is my purpose.
While we all have different purposes, we are on this earth to do one thing, glorify God. This is rarely on the top of my list, every day life quickly takes over, which I am working on. Sometimes that can be overwhelming, wondering what is your purpose on this earth.
However, in the mean time it is easy to glorify God in small ways. This weekend I was blown away by the kindness of strangers- the VERY pregnant girl who got up from her chair at the salon to open the door for my Grandmother, the man in heavy traffic who stopped to let us out when nobody else would, the amazing workers at her assisted living home who have the hardest job I think and still are there every day with a smile and kind word.
Little acts of kindness, a little showing of love for strangers, these things glorify God every day. While we wait to discover God's plan for us, the first step I think is acting in a way to shows others God's love is in your heart.