A few weeks ago, I had a conversation with someone that went like this:
“I don’t know what I’m on earth for. I serve no purpose for anyone.”
While that is not true, I understood what they meant.
I think we have all been there, at one point in our life. (Unless, of course, we are totally self-absorbed.)
Sometimes we get so caught up by life and its obligations that we lose sight of our purpose.
Today was an ordinary, very ordinary, day filled with routines. Nothing to stand up and cheer about. I thought more about what the person said to me and wondered:
- Did I honor God today in any way?
- Was I even aware of the need to do so?
Is it possible to honor God without being aware we are doing so?
In other words, what was my purpose today? Did I fill one? (Bty, tomorrow I will comment about the word “purpose”. I change it tomorrow to “mission”. There’s a good reason why.)
I’m not trying to encourage morbid introspection. I just think that sometimes it’s good to ask ourselves some questions. And to ask God.
Psalm 139: 23 & 24:
New American Standard Bible
Search me, O God, and know my heart; Try me and know my anxious thoughts; And see if there be any hurtful way in me, And lead me in the everlasting way.
New International Version
Search me, God, and know my heart; test me and know my anxious thoughts. See if there is any offensive way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting.
New Living Translation
Search me, O God, and know my heart; test me and know my anxious thoughts. Point out anything in me that offends you, and lead me along the path of everlasting life.
English Standard Version
Search me, O God, and know my heart! Try me and know my thoughts! And see if there be any grievous way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting!
King James Bible
Search me, O God, and know my heart: try me, and know my thoughts:And see if there be any wicked way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting.
Holman Christian Standard Bible
Search me, God, and know my heart; test me and know my concerns. See if there is any offensive way in me; lead me in the everlasting way.
By the way, if you want to compare translations, here’s a great link. Be on the look out for the words “paraphrase”. Paraphrased Bibles are not literally accurate. They can be used as an adjunct to the other translations but are not considered reliable.
God bless and I hope you have a good day.