Friday, January 18, 2013

Thoughts For Today -- Purpose

Me, first thing in the morning.

I took this photo to make a point. I'm no one special. I'm just a round, sixty-one-year-old woman who takes a long time to wake up and begin her day. However, like most people, I crave purpose. I need a reason for living. Where do I find it? How do I know if I even have a purpose?

God tells me He had a reason to create me, a path that is mine alone to walk. I trust Him. But, there are days when I feel pretty close to worthless. Times when I'm weary and in pain and I mostly just try to make it through the day--times when I don't feel motivated to do much of anything. And I know that as I grow older the weariness will become more intense and very likely so will my pain. When I can do little more than sit and chat, what will my purpose be then?

And then I remember my life. I have had an incredible time, filled with family and friends and service to my Lord. There has been music, joy and worship. Laughter, tears and troubles. But . . .





I've been given a beautiful calling. I'm valuable, for God has given me purpose. When I am old and feeble and my vision becomes dim, I am still me and the meaning of life will continue to embrace me. Memories will warm my heart and I will delight in the heritage I received and then . . . gave to others.

Grace and peace to you from God,



  1. So blessed by your post, Bonnie!

    My husband and I were just talking the other day about how so many of our friends have gone on to do amazing things in business, ministry, etc. and how we're just kind of the average people. There's nothing extraordinary about us, but you hit my heart when you said "I have a beautiful calling." We have an extraordinary God - He defines our value and worth. Valuable enough to give His only son on our behalf. Wow.

    I appreciate you, Bonnie! Thank you for ministering with what God has given you and to those in your sphere of influence. You are impacting many for Him.

    Hugs and blessings,

  2. Anonymous7:36 AM

    I loved seeing the pictures of you and your family. I am so glad my worth is determined by my God and not by this world. You have been a blessing in my life through your writing and things you have shared.

    Love and blessings.

    Ann Ellison

  3. Emily, thank you for your wonderfully wise words and encouragement.

    We are wonderfully made. And every life is exceptional.

    Grace and peace to you.

  4. Ann, I am blessed, though sometimes I need to be reminded. God is so very patient with me. I am grateful for His mercy.

    I am thankful if I have blessed you in any way. The Lord calls us to be a blessing to one another.

    Pass it on. : )