Last week I shared my #OneWord2018 and took a little trip down memory lane of the past few years #onewords. If you didn’t get a chance to check it out, please feel free to do so by clicking on the picture below.
I also shared three verses God gave me to go with my word “Vision” for this year. Today’s blog post was inspired by the first Scripture I am studying and focusing on at this time.
If you run a business, or lead a group of people, one of the first things you learn in any leadership 101 course or book, is to Know Your Why.
To “know your why” is a fancy phrase for knowing your purpose. When we know our purpose and our calling we can stay the course when things get tough. When we “know our why” we are inspired, and it can help to motivate and propel us forward.
Now I know some of you may be thinking that you aren’t running a business, or leading people. While that may be true in the traditional sense, you are living and leading your own life. You may also be leading your family and maybe leading others in your circle of influence too. Maybe you don’t see yourself as a leader, but, you are one. Whether you know it or not, other people are watching you and taking note of the way you live your life. It is important that we know our purpose. Our primary purpose as a follower of Jesus Christ is to love as He loved. In fact, Jesus said the greatest commandments of the Bible is: “to love the lord your God with all your heart, mind and soul and then to love your neighbor as yourself.” (See Matt 22:36-40)
It is from this foundation of love for God and others that He will show us our Why! As we wait on God, He will reveal answers to our deep heart question about His plans and purposes for us. First, we must establish a strong foundation of love built on the greatest commandment Jesus gave to us.
When God gave me Proverbs 29:18, I began to look it up in the different Bible translations and the words in The Voice Bible stood out the most to me, because of the first line…
“where there is no vision from God, the people run wild. . .”
Wow, have I ever experienced this in my own life. When I don’t have vision, or clear direction, or an understand of something, I run around like a wild person. Running here and there to try to figure out what it is that I am supposed to be doing. My husband has always quoted this funny saying that he jokingly shares when anyone, especially our children when they don’t know what to do. “When in danger or in doubt, run in circles and scream and shout.” It sounds funny, but in reality, that is what we do sometimes, maybe not literally, but figuratively.
As we focus our attention and eyes upon God, He will give us His vision and His plans for what He wants us to do. No more doubt, no more running in circles, screaming, shouting, pulling our hair out, or running wild. I love God’s promise to us in this Proverb. As we follow, stick to, believe in the things God speaks to us and the instructions He gives us, His promise is that we will not just know our why, but we will find fulfillment.
“ . . . but those who adhere to God’s instruction know genuine happiness.”
Do you know your why?
If so I would love for you to share it below with us all in the comments.
As for me, what’s my why?
It is to inspire, motivate and encourage others in their walk with Jesus and to help them understand that He is real and He speaks today!
If you aren’t sure of your why, I encourage you to start by loving on God and loving others and the vision for the rest will follow.
Before we get to the linkup, I have some exciting news for you regarding #TuneInThursday In the coming weeks I will begin to feature a blog post or two or three each week! If you are chosen, I will have an “I’ve been featured” badge for you to grab and post on your page!
I hope you are as excited as I am about this new addition for # TuneInThursday … Also, Thank You for joining me each week and sharing about this linkup with your friends. We are fast approaching the one year anniversary of linkups! I am beginning to think of some fun ways we can celebrate.
Again Welcome and Thank you for joining me for #TuneInThursday it is an honor to have you here!
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God is speaking, Can you Hear Him?
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