“Everyone ends up somewhere. But few people end up somewhere on purpose.” -Pastor Craig Groeschel
I try to keep Sunday blog posts centered on something having to do with my personal life and my personal relationship with God. I mean, this blog is supposed to be a way for me to share my life and whatever happens to be going on in my life at that moment, so I’d be remiss if I just “left out” the spiritual part of my life.
And there are some Sundays where I’m not totally sure what I want the direction of the post to be. Whether it be a piece of scripture, or a story, or whatnot… sometimes I don’t have an idea of what I want to share.
So I didn’t write today’s post last night like I normally do. Hubs and I got up as usual this morning and headed off to church. And it’s funny how sometimes the Lord can seriously slap me right in the face with a message He knows I needed to hear.
We were blessed today to have a guest message from the amazing pastor Craig Groeschel who is the pastor of LifeChurch.TV. His message today was centered around Chazown – which is Hebrew for dream, revelation, or ultimately VISION. Chazown is one’s VISION.
And it struck a chord with me. Big time. So, I thought I’d just share some of my notes from today’s message, because it blessed me big time, and so I thought, heck, why not? It might bless you, too! (you can also read my actual sermon notes here)
ASK YOURSELF: If money were no object, WHAT would you do with the rest of your life?
A don’t think of it in terms of a bigger house, or a nicer car, or more clothes – what do you think God put you here to do? Do you think God’s vision for your life is to go on vacation and live in a nicer home?
Sure, God wants you to live a happy and fruitful and amazing life – but I don’t think God wishes for you to live a consumeristic life. He wants you to live a life of love, a life of servanthood, and a life of happiness.
Now, I don’t think God’s going to be mad at you or disappointed if you have a nice house or a nice car… I think those things are totally fine – as long as they don’t distract from your Chazown… your vision… your purpose for life.
I know I’m not there yet, but I want to get to the point where I have complete clarity in my life – where I KNOW my Chazown and where I know what my purpose in this world is.
It’s honestly something I’ve been struggling with lately. I’m not totally sure what God put me on this earth to do. I know what I like to do and I know what makes me happy – but is it my Chazown?
It’s not going to happen overnight, but the more I focus on the spiritual gifts God gave me, the more I think I can get there… or at least take the next steps to get there.
What’s YOUR Chazown?
“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” – Jeremiah 29:11