To the world, the word worthy suggests that there is something we could ever do to merit our right standing with God, but because of the cross worthiness suggests that we are free to live outside of the bondage of having to earn.
Earn forgiveness. Earn love. Earn our enoughness. A chosen people set apart and marked by colossal grace, loved while we were still enemies of Heaven. And it is that grace that should be the thing that propels is into our purpose.
Purpose: the reason for which something was created or for which something exists.
In order to live OUT our purpose, we just first live IN our purpose ON purpose. Contrary to popular belief, purpose isn’t the end goal, purpose is what we do in the middle. Purpose isn’t the crescendo, it’s the notes that make the music. Purpose is the series of learning moments that shape our identity in Christ. Purpose is the thing that makes us look like jesus.
“For this reason also, since the day we heard this, we haven’t stopped praying for you. We are asking that you may be filled with the knowledge of His will in all wisdom and spiritual understanding, so that you may walk worthy of the Lord, fully pleasing to Him, bearing fruit in every good work and growing in the knowledge of God.” Colossians 1:9-10
Walking worthy, walking in our purpose, walking in the freedom of Jesus, means walking intentionally in the confidence of the cross. Bearing the fruit of a believer: gentleness. patience. kindness. Reflecting the life of jesus. Living with Heaven-set minds. Loving others because we were first loved.
That’s the good stuff.
Jesus, take us deeper into purpose this morning! Thank you for the freedom we find in You. You are so good, God.