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Are You Living Your Life with Purpose?
You're listening to the Healing Word podcast with Cindy Hyde. Welcome to today's podcast.
Well, my question is, are you living your life with purpose? Are you just letting a day come and go and another day come and go and you look back on your life and say, what have I really accomplished? What have I really done?
That's one of the reasons why I encouraged my friend Joanie Buchanan so much and just really kind of like, okay, uh, after four years it's time to get this project done, so let's do it - to put all of her devotionals in a book. Which we did! The book (Spending Time with Joanie: a weekly devotional for your spiritual growth) is available on Amazon.com. I encouraged her so she could have it as a legacy. She also has all of her radio programs and all of her TV programs that are going to be available long after she's gone. That's a beautiful legacy and what a beautiful example for those of us coming up after her. She's not quite a generation older than I am, but you know, if we think of generational blessings, what kind of blessing are you leaving for the generation that's coming up after you?
How are you willing to live your life on purpose with purpose, God's purpose, not your purpose? To be purposeful, to live a life intentionally, to be a blessing to others, to share the gospel with others and to love and serve others. And you know, there's just no greater thing.
And I know Joanie will absolutely agree, that there's no greater thing on the face of this earth than being able to live in peace with your God. And to know that you're doing everything you can to serve Him and to be able to be a blessing and to be obedient.
I know there's been a lot of things that He's told me to do. I remember in the mid-nineties when He said He wanted me to write a book. I'm like, 'I don't know how to write a book'. He says, "No, but I do." And I thought to myself, 'Yes! I guess you do don't you!' It tickled me, and so have the other conversations that He and I have had. My first book - A Woman of Acts - was born out of that calling, that literal voice of God saying write a book. "I want you to write a book" He says, and my book came out of the book of Acts. It is about how we can be stronger as women by doing what the Bible says. And it was just an interesting time that I shared with the Lord. But that's just one small example.
I just see women that are sitting around at home and they're bored and they think they don't have a life and they don't think that they have anything that they can contribute. I used to be that woman! I promise you that you do something you can contribute to your family, friends, community, society as a whole. It doesn't matter if your contribution is going to the House of God on Sunday mornings and loving on the people that come through the door, to hug their neck, and to smile at them. You know, we don't know how many people are sitting at home that never get a hug. The Lord told us to fellowship with one another, with like-minded people, and to surround ourselves with those who can teach us the ways of Christ, and how to love one another. I believe part of the reason for that is to get the love and the encouragement from one another that we so desperately need.
Living your life with purpose is not hard. Find the will of God for your life and then do it. Cindy is a Professional Certified Life Coach available to help you succeed in every area of your life. Visit CindyHyde.com. The East Texas Healing Center at FB.me/ETxHealingCenter for a list of services available to you.
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