Inspiration for Your God Given Purpose

As we are getting near the end of the year and are thinking about next year, I thought it would be a good time to post from the “God’s Plan for Us” series written a few years ago. In this post, an example is given of the steps that were taken to start this devotional blog site. These same steps can be a model that can be modified and used as a tool for your own God given purposes.

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In anything we do, there should be a purpose. In a grammar  lesson in eighth grade Mrs. O’Neill said, “Paul, give me a sentence with a direct object.” Paul replied, “Everyone thinks you are the best teacher in the school.” “Thank you, Paul,” responded Mrs. O’Neill, “but what is the object?” “To get the best mark possible,” said Paul.  When we have a purpose, it reduces frustration and keeps us on a steady course. It increases our enthusiasm by  making our life meaningful with a future and a hope. We are able to concentrate on a target and we are able to work better as a team because there is cooperation to proceed in the same direction.

All teams are made up of individuals. Think about it: if every individual on a team is getting a hit in baseball or softball, the team will score a lot…

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About Mark Shields

Mark volunteers as a member of the media ministry team at his church. A few years ago, he started an on-line Bible study guide called “This Day with God Devotional”. He uses this as a tool in his journey through the Bible. We live in a very busy world with busy schedules so this tool has helped him continue with daily Bible reading and study. Each of the studies are designed to help apply our faith in the work place, at school, or at home. Join him on this journey or check in every so often to read his thoughts.
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