What Are You Chasing and What’s Chasing You?
When you chase your purpose, the right doors will open for you. However, chasing money will lead you down a winding road.
Chasing money will cause you to do things you probably never thought you would do because the love of money is the root of all evil (1 Timothy 6:10). Notice the scripture says the love of money and not money itself. So, when people say, “money is the root of all evil”, it’s not true, but add the word “love” and the statement totally changes.
Remember the song, For the Love of Money, by the O’Jays? It talks about people doing all sorts of things for the mighty dollar. Look around. We can see and hear the lyrics of that song and the words in 1 Timothy 6:10 in action daily. How many people are wandering around frustrated, angry, and blaming others for where they are in life because they focused on money rather than purpose?
Purpose Gives You Peace
Have you ever noticed the mannerism of those who are purpose driven? Ever listen to them talk? Have you seen the joy and love they exude when they’re doing what they’ve been called to do?
If you ever get a chance to be in the presence of someone who is chasing purpose, my best advice is to listen intently and take notes! Surely, there will be something said that will make you examine your life and seek ways to improve it. Remember, those who seek will find (Matthew 7:7).
And, when you get in seek mode, have an expectation that accompanies your pursuit. Find out why you made it through, why you were chosen to be here. Ask God what you should be doing in this season of your life, and when He tells you – have fun doing it!
Learn what’s being taught and teach what you learn, because purpose is never just about you. It’s about stepping out on the measure of faith God has given (Romans 12:3) and being your authentic self according to God’s will.
You matter, Your Purpose Matters!
What God has for you to do is important, and when you place the importance of your calling, assignment, what you love doing at the top of your priority list, people will notice and will have the courage to do the same.
I believe one goal of those living purpose-driven lives is to let their light shine brightly for all to see, admire, and become inspired. Can you imagine what this world would look like with more people becoming inspired and choosing to chase purposeful dreams instead of money?
God is so strategic. There are no coincidences in His system, only divine connections. The moment you set your mind to follow your dream and chase purpose, you will begin to cross paths with people who can help you. That’s what this life is all about – showing people a more excellent way of living and the most excellent way is doing the will of God.
Don’t be a slave to money. Get focused on your purpose and start doing it. Your purpose is priceless! The enemy would want nothing more than to distract you and watch you abort your purpose and forfeit your promises. After all, his plan is to steal, kill, and destroy us all (John 10:10). Don’t let him win, and don’t allow yourself to be sifted like wheat.
Be a person of integrity! Believe God and trust what He says, because when you chase your purpose, money will chase you!
So, What’s the Play Call?
Live your life on purpose!
Now that you are aware of the difference between chasing money and purpose, which will you choose to do and why? When will you implement this change?
If you chose to chase purpose, be sure to write the vision God gives you and make it plain so you will know where you are going. Map it out, enjoy the journey, and know we are rooting for you every step of the way!