Nine months post pregnancy sure has gone by a lot faster than nine months of being pregnant! It’s been such a fun, exhausting ride.
For anyone that has been around our little girl for five minutes, you know that she is always smiling and always energetic. She is a little ball of happy.
She refuses to sit. She literally will not sit down unless you pull her legs out from underneath her and make her sit down. It now makes sense why her first word has been not “Mama” or “Dada”… it is “up”. She wants to be “up” all of the time!
Now she is going from crawling, to pulling up and standing. The next step is walking. I can’t imagine seeing someone who is 2ft 4 inches tall walking across the room, but I know it’s going to happen soon! It is amazing to see the determination of someone so small.
It really puts into perspective the determination that God puts in all of us. We all have different goals or drives for things. Whether it is our education, career, hobbies, etc. If we put enough time, effort, blood, sweat and tears into something, then we can really excel.
However, it is easy to get into the mentality that whatever we are “good” at, must be our purpose in life. So if I am good at knitting and knitting only, I master the heck out of knitting, and become the fastest, best knitter in the world, my purpose in life is to be a knitter. Not exactly.
Besides the ridiculous example, what if your <I’m good at this> is maybe what you’re good at, but not your purpose for living, breathing, being on this earth?
So if what I’m good at isn’t my purpose, what does God say that it is supposed to be?
Believe it or not, God has put us on this earth to bring glory to Him and for others to know Him through us. All sounds so churchy, right? To break that down, it basically means that God wants to be involved in everything you do! And He wants the people that are your friends, family and neighbors to know Him too because of you! That is giving Him the glory! And that is God’s purpose for you.
So just like my 9 month old will soon find out that there is so much more to life than just being “up”, we need to remember that God’s purpose for all of us is so much more than what we’re good at. It’s all about Him.