Order my steps in thy word: and let not any iniquity have dominion over me. ~Psalm 119:133

Many people struggle to answer this question: What’s my purpose?

I know that I’ve asked the question a time or two. Through my mind’s eye, I envisioned a much different life than the one I’m living. For example, I fantasized about being a world-famous author, changing lives one book at a time. When the publishing journey didn’t happen that way, I struggled with why I was gifted with communication and creativity, yet no one seemed to want my talents. Of course, that wasn’t the case at all. Many readers have been blessed by my books, but because it didn’t happen in the way I desired, then I must not be living in the “overflow” like I anticipated.

Psalm 119:133 is one of my favorite verses, and I pray it often (and I LOVE the song). My prayer is simple: “Order my steps, Lord. Lead me in the way you would have me go, and let me not be weary in well-doing.” The thing is when we place our lives in God’s hands, He will lead us exactly where He wants us. It will most likely look a lot different than we envisioned, but I have found such blessing and peace living out His purpose for my life. I now pray that God leads me to someone to encourage, instead of praying for millions of dollars and a worldwide ministry.

Zechariah 4:10 says, “For who hath despised the day of small things?” The New Living Translation puts it this way: “Do not despise these small beginnings, for the LORD rejoices to see the work begin…”

So, what are the nuts and bolts of purpose? It’s the simple pray of Psalm 119:133: order my steps, Lord. And then tuck Zechariah 4:10 into your heart and remind yourself that God delights in our work, including our “small beginnings.”

Praying you have a blessed week!


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