The Decision

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I just decided!
That was it, it was time for a shift, a new start.
The transaction was done, I was committed to the change. It had taken some months but I had settled into a pattern that didn’t reflect my true conviction. But it was time, the decision had been made, it was a new day, and today was it!

I have made this decision before, but that is not uncommon to most of us; to make the same decision believing for a fresh start. That decision was to set my alarm early enough so I will exercise daily.

It has taken many years, but understanding that my body needs exercise, for muscle strength and fitness, as well as mental health was now very clear to me. Knowing all the benefits achieved by exercise, I made the decision.

That decision has given me clear purpose. And now the mental dialogue is shaped by that decision; “Lets sleep in” “NO, I decided I will exercise every weekday morning at 6am”. The decision has helped me formulate a plan, focus my attention and set priorities that enable me to achieve my goal to stay healthy.

Exercise is a vogue topic in our culture, and this makes it easy to see purpose in it. Eternity is not such a popular conversation. There are so many diverse ideas, conflicting opinions and views around us. The term political correctness should define some of these boundaries, but instead it evolves daily, making conversations that are real and heartfelt often difficult. Our true purpose becomes lost and fogged.

To live Life on Purpose we have to carry a weight that grasps the reality of this life in the view of eternity. That the people around us, some our beloved friends and family, many strangers who we pass daily, each have a purpose that goes beyond a daily routine of wake, eat, sleep and work-to something much more valuable and significant. These people are designed for connection with their maker, a powerful and liberating connection that enables them to love freely and live full.

The Bible asks us, “Why, you do not even know what will happen tomorrow. What is your life? You are a mist that appears for a little while and then vanishes.” James 4:14 NIV
Rick Warren’s book, Purpose Driven Life, tells us this, “It is only in God that we discover our origin, our identity, our meaning, our purpose, our significance, and our destiny”

To discover the purpose of something we must start with the creator. What may seem like a massive mystery is easily revealed when the architect or designer is involved.

Our purpose is to be connected to our architect, our Creator and to then enable this same connection for others. Then comes the decision to live on purpose. A decision to be the voice, the hands, the feet, the living proof and evidence of a living God.

A decision to open our eyes and hearts to have time and interest in those around us.

Living a life that is empowered by purpose, is a life that is focused on eternity and shaped by a decision to live daily with eternal purpose…

Will you make that decision?