My Mission in Life?

As I get older, I am more inclined to believe that instead of each of us having a specific mission in life, it is more that we live our lives in worship to Him. That whatever we do, whether it’s to raise a family, work a job, etc… that we dedicate it all to Him and do it to the best of our ability. That it isn’t so much WHAT we do, but rather HOW we do it.
Since I’ve retired, I have had to examine the way I spend my time more than once.  I have been convicted lately that I’m spending a lot of time for enjoyment for myself.  I am feeling like I need to be more productive with the hours I have available and to be of service to other people. To help others seems like a good mission for me.  This is something I was pondering this week.
Yesterday morning, I was given an opportunity to help someone else with my time.  I accepted the chance and feel like it turned out well. This has encouraged me to continue reaching out with my time.
I do have to be careful though, not to say yes to too many opportunities, because that is when I start to feel stressed and depression jumps into action.  It’s a balancing act.

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4 thoughts on “My Mission in Life?

  1. “It is more that we live our lives in worship to Him.” I absolutely love that line. We get out here sometimes hunting and being so distracted with what God is calling us to do, that we miss the whole thing in it’s entirety. That line gave me more peace then you will ever know. Thank you. God Bless, SR

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    1. I’m so glad. I had struggled with figuring it out for a long time. Finally the pieces fit together and this felt right. I think sometimes, we as humans, make it way too hard. God bless you and keep you close.

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  2. “I do have to be careful though, not to say yes to too many opportunities, because that is when I start to feel stressed and depression jumps into action. It’s a balancing act.”

    I can soooo relate to this!! During the fall I was overcommitted and serving others TOO MUCH- and thus was feeling frantic with anxiety. And now, the last few weeks, I have been on the opposite extreme: too isolated and feeling depression set in due to the LACK of connection and purposeful giving to others. It’s always hard to figure out my limits – especially when my introverted need for solitude seems to vary from week to week.

    I am learning, though, that it provides such a great opportunity to cling to God and tune into Him and ask Him which way to go. So for that reason: it’s breeding a deeper intimacy between God and I – which is always a good thing!

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    1. I am the same way. Too much time alone leaves me too introspective and overthinking things until I cause myself to be down. But too little time alone makes me crabby and short-tempered. Neither one is good. I like the idea of staying close enough to the Father to have Him direct my ways. Such a good thought!

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