Eileen at The Scenic Route challenged me to examine my heart with her post The Label I am Throwing Out. As I was reading her words I began to think about what labels I may be holding onto. I was a little surprised at how quickly God revealed the answer to me.
I have been believing the label that says my life has no purpose. Because my life has no purpose, then the things I do don't really matter; I am just doing them to fill a gap. I lead worship because someone needed to do it - gap. I take care of the house and my kids because my husband can't do it all - gap. I write this blog to fill my time - gap. I am the church secretary because it is needed - gap.(Ok, that one may be true)
But what if that label isn't true? What if my life does have purpose and God has called me to do these things? What would my life look like if I lived like I really believed that what I do matters and has purpose?
Stefanie at UpLIFTing Words wrote about choosing a word to be her theme for the new year in her post, My One Word. I participated in this challenge last year, but I must admit that the word I picked was more of my choosing than God's. This year, however, I have no doubt that God has picked the word.
My life has purpose and I will focus on God and His direction for my life in 2012.
Do you have any labels you need to throw off? Have you thought about your One Word for 2012?
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