A Life of Purpose

April 1st 2014, by Timothy S. Tyson

Maybe life for you is routine where each day blends into the next.  Or perhaps the demands of life have made your schedule so hectic that busyness steals time away from you, and you often ask yourself “Where did the time go?” “What did I actually accomplish today?”  Life often feels quite ordinary leaving us to wonder what impact we are making with the life we’ve been given.

God has designed each of us for a purpose.  One of the significant purposes of life is service to others.  This means seizing the opportunity to contribute to another’s life for the sole benefit of that person, or group of people, without the expectation of anything in return.  I need to take the opportunities placed before me to be a blessing to others.  The reverse is also true.  I need to be open to other people’s involvement in my life at my point of need.

The possibility of service to others may be as simple as a smile, an encouraging note, or just being present with someone in need.  Serving others, on the otherhand, may require much more of my time, resources, and emotional energy than I ever anticipated.  The important thing is that I choose to be involved in the lives of others and serve them when there is opportunity to do so.  There is nothing ordinary about displaying authentic care, concern, and service to others.

A life of purpose involve serving others.  As we serve others well today, let’s keep in mind Jesus’s example of servanthood: “For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.” Mark 10:45