Exodus 2: 5-6: Now the daughter of Pharaoh came down to bathe at the river and her maidens walked along the bank; she saw the ark among the rushes and sent her maid to fetch it…when she opened it, she saw the child…and behold; the baby cried.
That baby was Moses, and that cry was the “cry of purpose.” We are born with a cry. It brings air into our lungs and we begin to function apart from out mother. Our cry is also, the “cry of purpose.” Our birth cry signifies the beginning of our journey to find our purpose in God. Some never do. Some take many years, but we should all be on a quest to discover it. Maybe you are 15 right now and think you’re too young. Not so. Perhaps you’re 80 and think you’re too old. Not so. As long as there is breath in our lungs we must seek the purpose for our cry.
God told Jeremiah before He formed him in the womb, that He knew him. Before he was born God said I set you apart, I appointed you a prophet to the nations. Moses was to be a deliverer of his people. Deborah was to be a righteous leader. Hannah had a purpose to pray for and birth a son, who would later restore his people from a corrupt priesthood. That was Samuel and that was his, “cry of purpose.” Mary had a purpose, to birth the Savior of the world. How awesome is that?
We all are born with a purpose. Oh sure, not to birth the Savior, nor perhaps to be a prophet to the nations. But we might be called to help deliver our people. Maybe your people consist of your husband and kids, or maybe it’s all of North America. Who knows? Let me answer that. God knows and YOU should be finding out. What if you leave this earth never having known? The graveyards are full of unwritten books and songs, ships that never sailed and unfulfilled dreams.
Trust me, your family, your church, your friends and community may suffer if you don’t find and fulfill your purpose. Your friends may need a kind word, or even a hug, or maybe just a hand to hold in a difficult time.
When you are living your purpose, you will not only be a blessing to others, but you’ll have joy. You’ll have a hedge around you. A hedge can stop a car. It’s protection. Jesus will be with us in all we do, in good times and bad.
Many of you reading this do not know your purpose. Ask God to show you. He will. Follow the clues. Are you the kid who sang into a hairbrush? Then perhaps singing is your purpose. Seemingly silly things are great clues to who we are and who we are meant to be. Perhaps your heartbreaks over neglected kids, or abused women, or those who are lost from the saving grace of our Lord. Clues.
God has an awesome plan for your life, my purpose is to help you find it. Until next time!
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