We Cannot Live Without Meaning and Purpose

Week 1, Day 3

Christine Simpson is a co-founder of His Own, music and ministry for girls and women.

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Sometimes a big focus during Advent and Christmas is what we’re doing or how much we have.

And I think we all know there is something much more really going on.

But what is the deeper purpose in Christmas? And where do I fit in? What is my purpose? We need to allow ourselves to ask these questions. Who am I? Why am I here? These are good questions to ask.

When we think about the purpose of Christmas, it is so easy to complicate things and to forget that it actually all began with just a little baby in a simple manger.

In the same way, when we don’t ask these big questions about our lives we tend to overcomplicate things and become distracted from our true purpose.

Tomorrow we’ll hear from Joe, and how asking big questions has helped him discover his purpose in life.

Doing and having are natural, normal, and necessary aspects of our daily lives. Especially during Advent and Christmas, the challenge is to do and have in accord with our essential purpose. Until we discover our essential purpose, nothing makes sense, and our busyness leads us into lives of quiet desperation.

To go deeper into this topic, check out Part 1, Chapter 4 (“Too Busy Doing What?”) and Chapter 5 (“Quiet Desperation”) in Matthew Kelly’s book The Rhythm of Life.

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Focus

There is a meaning and purpose to your life.

Act

Consider where you find meaning. How did you discover your purpose?

Pray

Jesus, help me to focus less on doing and having and more on who I am and who I am supposed to become.


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