The other day I was reading in my devotional, Becoming More than a Good Bible Study Girl something totally struck me. I knew the moment that I read the line in the book that I would blog about it. In the book, Lysa TerKeurst writes about a friend who had just passed away. And how when they posted her birth and death days she started thinking about the dash between those dates. Although the days of our birth and death are important, what is more, important is that dash between those days.
That dash represents our lives. Are we living up to our potential? Are we doing everything that God wants us to do with our lives? Just the other day I was chatting with Laura, a sweet friend of mine who was telling me that she feels called to do something but she is hesitant to do it. Because first it is out of her comfort zone and second she doesn’t need one more thing to add to her already overflowing plate. Then today on the First 5 App what she felt God is telling her to do was addressed. Pure coincidence I think not.
It is amazing what God will put in front of you if you are open to His message. I will admit that I struggle a lot with trying to figure out God’s Purpose for my life. I often feel like I don’t have one and I feel so unloved. This study has totally hit home for me. I was actually in tears last week crying out what is my purpose!
I realize that was the devil working on my heart and in the words of my friend, Beverly Weeks, I tee-totally stomped on the devil and hurt his little feelings but that’s okay I felt the loving arms of God wrap around me as I wept those tears of joy.
Does that mean I know what my purpose is? Not yet but I am open to learning what it is. I know one thing it has led me to write this post.
So what do I want my dash to mean? I want to be the best person I know I can be. How about you? And to help remind myself daily about the dash I made this awesome printable that I decided to share with you.