Your Personal Purpose

Some words to a Jewish song “One Day”, go like this; “Sometimes I lay under the moon and thank God I’m breathing. And  then I pray, “Don’t take me soon, cause I am here for a reason.””.

This is reminiscent of Mordecai’s words to Esther, “Perhaps you have come to the kingdom for such a time as this.”

We need not fear death with our purpose fulfilled. A boy once asked His Father why one of their family’s cows must die. “Son, this cow was born to feed us. He has lived a good life, we’ve treated him well. Once he is in the freezer, his life’s mission will be accomplished. His life fulfilled.

We are all created differently, with a specific purpose, with a goal we are bound to obtain, with Yahuwah at our side.

 Yahusha the Saviour was born on earth to save the human race. Esther was born to save the Hebrews, her people, from the hate filled man, Haman – and his intended fate for them. Moses was born to free the Israelites from Egyptian bondage.

Does this mean that we are all going to do something huge? No; plus, pride shouldn’t be a part of our lives. (Not that I have room to talk.)

Cain didn’t save the world, although he was martyred. Thomas the disciple didn’t really get famous. Jonathan didn’t either, compared to David. So many patriarchs and Pastor’s wives have gone un-noticed, but have done their part to weave a legacy of truth and love – like Dorcas.

Small things are big too. For some of us, our mission is grand. Maybe we are the Thomas Paine of our day to inspire the masses. Or maybe we are the David Livingstons to spread the gospel far and wide. Perhaps we are the Esthers,  Gandhis, or Corrie Ten Booms, to free our country men.

Or maybe we are the Cains. We are not famous, at least in our day. Not a big figure. But still extremely important. Maybe you’re a Father or a Mother. You may not go down in history, but you will have greatly impacted someone’s life, perhaps giving them the ultimate gift – of knowing Yahuwah and Yahusha.


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What is your purpose?

Is your mission to help inner-city kids? To save helpless animal’s lives, and volunteer at an animal shelter? Maybe to reach out to homeless people and give them hope.  Maybe it’s your goal to be a missionary to North Korea (God knows they need them!). Or, to be a missionary right where you are?

Maybe you’re meant to speak out about people’s rights in your area. The right of choice about vaccines. About the rights of the unborn.

This is a time for action. This is the 1770s again.

Whatever your mission is, strive for it. Don’t give up. Listen to God, not to people. Work even when you are not appreciated, because Yahuwah always sees you. He should be why you’re really doing anything anyways. Push through the dry, boring patches. Life, and service, is not always fun and enjoyable.  Maybe you can’t even tell you’re doing anything. But there is a light at the end of the tunnel. Hope. Your life has meaning. You are special.

As the Bible says; “Whatsoever thy hand findeth to do, do it with thy might; for there is no work, nor device, nor knowledge, nor wisdom, in the grave, whither thou goest.”  Ecc. 9:10

Pray. Find your passion, your reason for living. And go for it. Change someone’s world. MOVE. ACT.

To mis-quote Thomas Paine; (original quote)

THESE are the times that try men’s souls. The summer Bible-believer and the sunshine activist will, in this crisis, shrink from the service of their world and God; but he that stands by it now, deserves the love and thanks of Yahuwah, man, and woman. Sin and hate, like hell, are not easily conquered; yet we have this consolation with us, that the harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph.

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Reach out to others (near you)

     Sometimes I get really frustrated; kinda weighed down. About the world’s problems. I ask myself “What can I do?“.

I think about my goal of being a missionary. About wanting to help homeless people. About wanting to tell my fellow Americans about the wonderful love of Yahuwah. I think about the children and all people harmed by domestic abuse/violence. I think about the people who have lived through extreme wars, like in Bosnia. I think about people who have been harmed by their government. About misinformed people. I think about the Native Americans, the way they were treated and all the information about their culture they’ve lost. About mistreated animals. I think about all the American Veterans and all the teenagers who commit suicide every day.

That’s a lot to think about. Too much. Like I said, I get overwhelmed.

But these problems are real. How do I deal with them; how do I help?

     First of all, I need to remember that Yahuwah (God) is in charge. So I can leave it in His hands. Just give it to Him. He made everyhting.

     Secondly, I need to think about my circle of influence. I can worry all I want about problems in Zimbabwe, but (not being rich and being the kind that wants to see who I am helping) I may not be able to do a lot of good. That is, I am not going to Zimbabwe, and I don’t want to send money blindly. So what can I do?                                                                  Let’s talk about what my circle of influence means- Basically, “Who around me do I have the most influence on?” My influence should start very close, in my family and co             Here is an example – If I want organic food growers to thrive, I may not be able to lobby for them in Congress, or anything ‘big’. (Out of my circle of influence.) But I can try to buy & eat organic foods (preferably from my own neighbors), which funds these growers. (Within my circle of influence.)                                                                                               So, that all basically to say… Maybe I should go to comfort my neightbor who is a domestic abuse survivor, rather than travelling an hour to volunteer for an organization. Now, volunteer organizations are great. I myself volunteer at them. But how much better to work with people or animals super close to home? (I have to travel 1/2 an hour or an hour to volunteer at an organization).                                                                                                   It’s a lot less overwhelming when you concentrate on the problems near you. And you may actually be able to do more good, too.

     We can’t just think about helping! I can sit here all afternoon yearning for things to change. But how can I expect them to if I never lift a finger? Can I then blame everybody else?!

We may not be able to do things we think of as “big things”. But our Saviour Yahusha did “Little things” – he held children on His knees, He sat among normal people telling stories. Maybe we are called to little things. (Which can really be pretty big). Maybe we are called to do big things (But need to do little things for practice first?) What I’m saying is; if all you can do is a little thing, do it. That’s way better than waiting for the big thing to come by and call your name.

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Ideas: Maybe you want to lift people’s spirits. Give the cashier a compliment. Sing a Patriotic song at a restaraunt. Pick up stray animals. Give the homeless guy a sandwhich. Visit your neighbors- the ones you’re used to avoiding.

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Be the change you wanna see.

Shalom,

Yah’s girl

 

A thank you to every American Veteran and all volunteers!