Hey everyone! Happy Tuesday! 🙂 I hope you all have had a great week so far and continue to throughout the rest of the week! A friend in my youth group was talking one day about how they had a teacher that used to see them walking down the hall and would say, “Hey! Start walking with a purpose!” As soon as they said that I thought about it as a blog topic for this week.. (#YouMayBeABloggerWhen) I not only thought about it as walking physically with a purpose, but spiritually with a purpose. As a Christian we’re supposed to constantly think of Christ in whatever we do and also do everything for the good of His kingdom. If we’re doing that we should always be walking with a purpose both physically and spiritually because Christ should give us purpose. With Christ, our lives have purpose even if we think that they don’t.
Matthew 5:13-16 says, “You are the salt of the earth, but if salt has lost its taste, how shall its saltiness be restored? It is no longer good for anything except to be thrown out and trampled under people’s feet. “You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden. Nor do people light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on a stand, and it gives light to all in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven.” I feel like these verses are saying that when we lose purpose in life that we lose purpose in our walk with Christ. That when we lose purpose we lose track of what we’re supposed to do as Christians. We’re useless. Salt is used to give flavor, and when it gets watered down and dries again it’s tasteless. It’s of no use. We’re also supposed to be the light of the world. If we cover our light, what we have to brighten up this dark world, with a basket then how is our light useful? It’s not.
And I hate to go into the whole Debbie-Downer mode, but that’s the truth even if it is hard to take in. We as Christians, if we aren’t setting a Godly example, we aren’t useful in helping the kingdom of God. We tear it down. When we go to church, act like we’re all in on Sundays and Wednesdays, but flip the switch as soon as we walk out of the sanctuary doors, that’s when we confuse people. They go to church to learn how to follow Christ. They look at our example when we’re in church and when we aren’t in church. If we’re “worshipping” on Sundays and Wednesdays but partying every other day of the week and not showing the love of Christ then we aren’t doing our job. As a friend of mine would say, “This Christian stuff ain’t easy…” And it isn’t. We have to not give into peer-pressure, we have to try our best to set a Godly example no matter the situation. Being a Christian may cost you friends, it may cost you family, it may cost you your life, but would you rather give into peer-pressure and walk through life purposeless and let it cost you your eternity?
I know I sure wouldn’t. I rather lose everything on this Earth than to lose Christ. There’s a song called “To Live is Christ” by Sidewalk Prophets and it says, “For me to live is Christ, to die is gain.” The purpose of our life should be Christ and when we die, if our purpose was Christ, then we gain so much more than what we have on Earth, in heaven. Thank you so much for coming back and reading what I had to say today. I hope it spoke to you in some way. Please come back Thursday for Bryanna’s post and next week once more on Tuesday and Thursday! Please continue to pray for TGWAM as we are preparing to take on some new things in the future!
Show the World His Love,