January 10, 2022
“Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives; the one who seeks finds; and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened.
We must approach life purposefully and make life all that it can be. We shouldn’t live with just any type of purpose but have a God-given purpose. We might have good ideas, but “God ideas” are always better. God ideas are what give us purpose and meaning in our lives. The best way to live a purposeful life in 2022 is to have the vision to accomplish for the year
that God gives you. A God-given vision will not only give you purpose but will be something with eternal significance.
A vision is a clear mental picture of something that God desires for your life. A vision clarifies purpose, helps establish priorities, motivates commitment, maximizes productivity, and fuels passion. A vision is a specific desire that God has for our future. It gives us a direction to head in. A vision grows out of a need that we see around us, something so
strong we can’t get it out of our minds. It gets into our hearts and becomes a burden for us. As we are burdened for this need, we begin to let God use us in fulfilling the need. As we move to action, we ask God for direction to see His vision of a better future realized for this particular need. As God responds, He provides our mission, purpose, and focus for the year.
So, what needs are breaking your heart? What do you see around you that God wants to change? Ask God to lift the greatest desire above the rest and see what becomes a burden. Then, ask God what your role will be to see that need met or changed. When you have your vision, you will have a purpose every day.
Let 2022 be a year of eternal significance. Ask, and it will be given.