6 Top Reasons to Embrace Purposeful LivingOct 24, 2023
Every day looks the same. Wake up to hungry children, feed children, clean up after children, binge-watch Netflix during their naptime, play with children, bathe children, and fall into bed exhausted. . . only to do it again the next day. You feel your life has no purpose except caring for tiny humans. Mama, it doesn't have to be this way. You can embrace purposeful living even in the midst of motherhood.
Instead, imagine in the busy you are pointing out to your children the wonder of God's creation. You intentionally take the time to read Bible stories and share the love of Jesus. You model what it means to follow Jesus and have a relationship with Him. Imagine you have the time to serve others in their time of need.
What is Purposeful Living?
Purposeful living is the intentional act of living a life with purpose. When you live purposefully, you are mindful of the decisions you make and the actions you take in order to create a life that aligns with your deepest values and beliefs. Many moms feel lost in the day-to-day, unsure of what they should be doing in life.
If you feel this way, don't worry! You are not alone. The good news is that there is hope! You can choose to make changes and live according to your values and priorities. In fact, there are many benefits of living with purpose. Today, we will explore 6 top reasons to embrace purposeful living.
So, how do you live a purposeful life? Why is living purposefully important? We were created to live for a purpose. Our main purpose is to glorify God, but that will look different for each one of us. As moms, we need to glorify God in how we raise our children, what we put our focus on, how we spend our time, as well as how we use our gifts and talents.
Live a purposeful life with God
The main reason to live purposefully is that we are here to bring glory to God. In fact, we aren't here to fulfill our purposes, but to fulfill His. Let's look at some Bible verses about living with purpose before we go any further.
Walking in your purpose Scripture
I want to share with you some Bible verses about purposeful living. It's so easy to let life go by and just go with the flow. We dutifully follow those around us, but do you even know where they're headed? We often need to go against the flow in order to live intentionally the life God has for us.
- Seek first God's kingdom.
"But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you." Matthew 6:33ESV
- You are God's workmanship.
"For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them." Ephesians 2:10
- The Lord will fulfill His purpose.
"The Lord will fulfill his purpose for me; your steadfast love, O Lord, endures forever. Do not forsake the work of your hands." Psalm 138:8
- My purpose is to testify the gospel of Christ.
"But I do not account my life of any value nor as precious to myself, if only I may finish my course and the ministry that I received from the Lord Jesus, to testify to the gospel of the grace of God." Acts 20:24
- Purpose to love God and love people.
"'And you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.’ The second is this: ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no other commandment greater than these.” Mark 12:30-31
These Bible verses about purposeful living are just a few of my favorites, but there are many more. These verses each remind us that our purpose is to put God and His ways first.
Simple Purposeful Living
Basically, in order to live your life with purpose, you will want to let go of the things that aren't in line with your priorities in life. You will want to minimize activities and things that aren't bringing you toward your purpose. Definitely take the time to write out your very top priorities in life if you haven't already done so.
Related: Are You Living Intentionally?
Reasons to Embrace Purposeful Living
Believe it or not, there are many benefits to living with purpose. Even as moms, we can live our lives purposefully in the day-to-day. What we do is important, and we can embrace our calling wholeheartedly!
1. God wants us to live purposefully
The first reason for purposeful living goes back to what we discussed earlier. Our sole purpose in life is to live for the glory of God. To love God and love people. This should be the basis of how we live and the choices we make.
2. Purpose gives your life meaning
Another reason for purposeful living is that it allows you to find contentment because you are living out your purpose. You love your life when you are living it according to your deepest beliefs. You wake up each day with purpose and motivation.
3. You will make positive choices
By living with purpose, you are more likely to make choices that are in line with your values and priorities. These choices tend to be positive ones that benefit you and those around you. You aren't as easily swayed by the negative influences in your life when you are purpose-driven.
4. You will inspire others
Purposeful living also allows you to create deeper connections with others. When you live with purpose, you are more likely to be authentic and genuine in your relationships. People are attracted to people who are living their lives with purpose because it is inspiring and motivating. You can't help but admire someone who knows what they want out of life and is actively pursuing it!
5. You will enjoy your life more
Purposeful living tends to lead to a happier, more enjoyable life. When you focus on things that matter most to you and live each day with intention, you can't help but enjoy your life more! Plus, it's pretty fulfilling to know that you are using your time wisely and making a difference in the world. . . or at least in the world around you.
6. Living with purpose makes you more aware of opportunities to share Christ.
Finally, as you are living with purpose, you will be more aware of the opportunities God has placed in your path. These opportunities may be serving and showing love, or they may be encouraging someone or sharing the gospel. Whatever it is, as you strive to live with purpose, you will be aware of those you can impact. You will be most impactful to those in your close sphere of influence, especially your family.
So what are you waiting for? Be inspired that you can be a mom with purpose. You have a calling and can rise to the challenge. God has you where you are to influence your family and those around you. What distractions are holding you back? I'd love for you to share your comments below.
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