I can remember how I felt before asking Jesus into my life. I was in my 20′s and had graduated from college. Although I had a functional, loving childhood, a great education, and now a good job, I still had a vague feeling of hopelessness. I couldn’t quite figure out my purpose in life. I wasn’t very good in sports, or music, or art, or anything really. I wasn’t pretty, and I didn’t have many friends. I figured God probably loved me, but I wasn’t very useful to Him, or anyone else for that matter.
After accepting Jesus, and reading the Bible, I slowly began to see the bigger picture. My lack of ‘talents,’ worldly beauty, and inability to make friends didn’t define my worth or purpose in God’s sight or His plan for me. I decided that if God blessed me with children, I wanted to make sure that my children understood their purpose and worth.
Babies started coming. I nicknamed our home ‘God’s Army Boot Camp.’ As the children grew, we memorized Bible verses and discussed God’s purpose for each one of us. My theory, based on my life, was that if the children understood that they were created with a purpose and destiny that only they can fulfill, they won’t be as tempted to look to the world to meet their needs, or define their worth.
My family is still a work in process. There have been bumps in the road, and I’m sure that there will continue to be, but we will take one step and one minute at a time to finish our race!
Here are our 2 favorite verses for this process of understanding our worth and purpose:
2 Corinthians 5:15
And he died for all, that those who live should no longer live for themselves but for him who died for them and was raised again.
Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all people, especially to those who belong to the family of believers.
There are many more verses that are beneficial to memorize, and we read many biographies together that further demonstrated the power of one person , walking and living out their calling! It’s an exciting adventure!