“Great minds have purposes, little minds have wishes.”
Not a few times have I said, “I wish I could speak Spanish.” Having lived in California most of my adult life, I recognize that such skill has real advantage in this area of the world. But wishing into my mind the full grasp of that beautiful language has done little (more truthfully–nothing) to propel me down the Spanish Language Conquering Road. I concur with Irving Washington that “little minds have wishes.”
To redeem myself, though, I make the gargantuan leap to append myself to the first part of Washington’s post, for although I lay no claim to having a great mind, in one area, I qualify: I have purpose. I understand why I’m here on this earth, and I know what is my assignment.
My purpose and your purpose are the same. Oh, they will call for differences in working out the life details, but our base purpose is the same: we’re here to know Jesus and to tell others of His saving love.
“In whom also we have obtained an inheritance, being predestinated according to the purpose of him who worketh all things after the counsel of his own will: That we should be to the praise of his glory who first trusted in Christ.” Ephesians 1:11-12
Listen in as God speaks to Jacob–and to us, His people.
” Thus saith the LORD that made thee, and formed thee from the womb, which will help thee:…”
Let us ponder these things today. As we walk through our world, may we understand our purpose, our calling, our reason for being here. Jesus is the reason…for every season.
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