On Purpose

On Purpose

Many forces pull at us and try to distract us from what God has given us to do in life. Temptation and opposition are obvious ones, but others—well-meaning friends, success, and popularity—can be just as distracting. Jesus was familiar with all of these. Consider how He responded to His disciples’ well-intentioned but off-target suggestion. Time with the Father kept Him focused on His mission and purpose despite success and the good intentions of others. What distractions attempt to derail you? What helps you stay focused on God’s direction and purpose for your life?

Simon and his companions went to look for him, and when they found him, they exclaimed: “Everyone is looking for you!” Jesus replied, “Let us go somewhere else—to the nearby villages— so I can preach there also. That is why I have come.”—Mark 1:36-38

Prayer: Jesus, help me stay in frequent and open communication with You so that I focus on what You have for me to do. In Your name I pray, amen.

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