Friday, September 14, 2007

Trackless Places

What is our purpose in life?

The last couple of posts elicited some interesting comments. I wasn't necessarily trying to get really "deep" with them, it was just things that have been on my mind. I guess they stem from an introspective look evaluating whether I am truly following God's purpose for my life. It really shouldn't be that difficult to determine. His word is clear.

"For we are God's workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do." __Ephesians 2:10

I really don't think it matters what career path we take as long as we follow where God leads. Now, that is the real difficulty isn't it? Knowing whether we are truly following the path that God has laid before us, or striking out on our own. I've never been good at sticking with a path. I like the trackless places -- just ask anyone who has ever gone hiking with me. Does God ever lead us into the trackless places? Maybe. But if so, we should be able to look behind and see His tracks paralleling our own.


Sandy Kessler said...

lots to think about- big surprises in my life often- but when I look back - always a purpose to make me a better human being, a person with more depth of character affecting more people positively

Ranando said...

Life is a losing proposition, you won't make it out alive.

My purpose in life is to see as many places as I can, meet as many people as I can, do as much as I can and enjoy each and everyday.

When it's all over I want to look back and be able to say, WOW! What a great ride, what's next?

Now, I'm going to go build a barndoor, a Big Red Barndoor, never done that before.

bigwhitehat said...

The end of Ecclesiastes friend.

Fear God and obey His Commandments.

That is my reason.

I am convicted that we exist to choose God.