We all crave a sense of belonging, wholeness and completion—to live our lives with purpose, meaning and direction. We desire to make a mark, an imprint and pass on a lasting legacy to our loved ones during our short time here on this earth. Yet for so many of us there is a silent restlessness in our spirits, crying out and searching for more.
Our true satisfaction and sense of worth comes from understanding that we are a part, a piece of something bigger than ourselves. A part of a bigger story- one of epic and eternal purposes far greater than we could ever produce in our own strength, might or reasoning.
“It’s not about you.”
Four very simple yet profound words written by Pastor Rick Warren in his bestselling book, The Purpose Driven Life, that opens a door and invites the reader to enter into a world where the viewpoint is not from ourselves but from God’s perspective.
Each person’s path throughout life will be one of a kind. He created us with different talents, personalities and interests for His own desire to play a destined role in His eternal plans for all of mankind. Just as a woven tapestry reveals a beautiful picture that unveils a story—a tapestry is made over time in meticulous care and attention with millions of threads of various colors weaving in and out of each other to create one glorious masterpiece.
God is our Creator.
We are His masterpiece.
We have a place in His eternal story.
For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope. Jeremiah 29:11
For many, as it was for me also may find that it takes living life for a while to discover that the only thing which can completely satisfy us in not an experience, a location, a spouse, job, accomplishment, or possession but rather the person of Jesus Christ.
We are God’s workmanship.
We are not our own.
We were bought with a price.
Discovering our true identity in Christ is a remarkable and life-changing journey where the living waters of His Word will refresh and renew you from the inside out. When we make the decision to turn from living a life out of our own self-sufficiency, desires and wants and begin seeking freedom from our selves, sins, past hurts, wounds, and idols by means of the cross– we get to experience the cleansing and healing powers of the blood of Christ. As we enter into a covenant relationship with our Lord and Savior–our redemption is forever sealed with the Holy Spirit who leads and guides us in all things. Eternal security and salvation are available to all who seek to unwrap the precious and free gift of His unmerited grace.
Like most birds that are created to fly and for whom God cares. We were created to live freely in God’s protection, provision and care giving us the freedom to take flight in His love for His glory to be revealed in us and through us to others.To place a bird in a cage is to limit the bird of its designed ability. As children of God, when we live caged to our own burdens of fears, insecurities or past hurts we are kept from living in the fullness, freedom and abilities that God has designed us for.
God created us to fly in the freedom of His love!
When we know who our God is, His passionate all consuming love and begin to uncover the role He has specifically designed for each person He has created–we can sail away from the harbor that is attached to this world in confidence and ease because Jesus Christ not only created the waters and places the wind in your sails–He is our anchor in all things.
Let’s embark on our bravest most rewarding journey yet. A journey amongst the living waters of the Word –full of new and exciting discoveries as well as inspiring views that will free you to take flight and soar gloriously under the protective wings and care of your heavenly Father.
Look at the birds. They don’t plant or harvest or store food in barns, for your heavenly Father feeds them. And aren’t you far more valuable to him than they are? Matthew 6: 26