Purpose Over Pleasure

What is my purpose? That is a unanswered question for many of us. As we experience life and the journey of it, pieces of our purpose are revealed to us. I am a firm believer that God gives us multiple purposes. We are multi-purpose. 

However, our purposes may not align with our desires. They may not look the way we imagine them to look. But fulfilling our purpose on this side of Heaven is our duty and assignment on earth.

I hate to be the bearer of bad news but nothing in life comes easy. Most of us who have lived long enough know this.

Sometimes where God calls you may be uncomfortable or unpleasant. But it will always bring you true fulfillment, satisfaction, and contentment.

We see in The Beatitudes (Matthew 5:3-12 NKJV) that Jesus teaches us that if discomfort is our portion, we will be blessed in return: 

Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted. Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth. Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be filled. Blessed are the merciful, for they shall obtain mercy. Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God. Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons and daughters of God. Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness' sake, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Blessed are you when they revile and persecute you, and say all kinds of evil against you falsely for My sake. Rejoice and be exceedingly glad, for great is your reward in heave, for so they persecuted the prophets who were before you.

So perhaps our purpose is not exactly what we want, but instead it is what we need. Our purpose fills the void in our heart that tries to trick us into thinking we are inadequate. But sometimes in order to find our purpose and walk in it, we have to surrender our desires and accept the discomfort of fulfilling our purpose. 

Thankfully, discomfort does not last. It is seasonal and temporary. And God promises to bless us for enduring the difficulties of fulfilling our purpose. We may start in the valley, but we will always end up on top of the mountain. Stay blessed.