The age-old question… what am I doing here? We have all asked it before, and some have found answers… so I’ll ask the rest of us still on the journey, why were you put on this earth? What was it that God had in mind while dreaming you up and creating you? Are you created to be a teacher, a preacher, an entrepreneur, a mother, a mentor, maybe a life-long student (queue quotes from Tommy Boy). What is your passion, what wakes you up in the morning and gets you racing out the door excited to “carpe diem”? Does this describe your mornings, if the answer is no… was there ever a time this could have described you?
Of course the flip-side is also true… how far away are you from that created purpose? If God created you to be a/an _______, how far away are you from becoming all that God designed you to be? Of course we are ALL less than God ultimately created us to live because of sin (The Greek and Hebrew both imply, to miss the mark, to go astray). Because of our inability to live IN the mark (created purpose), we will always be less than what God desires, but some of us are further than others. And some of us, well, we are just plain LOST. We have no idea how to get back to that place where God wants us to be, and we desperately want to find our way out of this lostness; but where do we start… have you spent so much time away from the “mark” that you lost all sight of it, would you even recognize the mark if you saw it again, would you know what being close to the mark actually feels like?
If you find yourself LOST, or so far away from this mark that you think it’s not worth finding, let me let you in on a little secret. While we were all LOST and very far from the mark, Christ died for us. (Romans 5:8) It’s not the distance from the mark that defines you, it’s who Christ says you are, and if your willing to lean on his grace and mercy, you just might find yourself getting closer to that mark, and not feeling so LOST; you might even find yourself pumped about what it is that God created you to be once again!
Grace and Peace