October 14, 2018

The Shepherd's Corner

THE SHEPHERD’S CORNER

Not without direction

Since we are training and trying to use our faith for God, we have purpose and direction, don’t we? Shouldn’t we?

If you think of your normal weekly routine and relationships, what is your purpose and direction? What is your calling in those places and relationships? Do you believe that God has you in those places and people’s lives for a reason – a reason that involves you growing in your faith as well as others getting to see someone living by faith?

Remember, life is a race that we are all running in.

Paul says, “Therefore I do not run like a man running aimlessly; I do not fight like a man beating the air.” (1 Cor. 9:26)

Do you ever feel in life that we are just spinning our wheels? Working so hard at things that in the end don’t matter all that much?

Sometimes it isn’t that what I’m doing is important or unimportant, but that the way I’m doing it and the reason I see myself there isn’t God’s reason, so I end up missing the point…I end up being like a man beating the air and missing the target, because it’s like I’m running without a destination.

What’s your target? What’s your destination? What’s your purpose in the places you are at, in your race of life?

Pastor Steve

More Shepherd's Corner Articles

The Shepherd's Corner - September 16, 2018
THE SHEPHERD’S CORNER There are a number of ways to gauge how healthy a church is, one of them is by how much the members care for one another....
Read More
The Shepherd's Corner - December 25, 2016
THE SHEPHERD’S CORNER One of the central ideas of Christianity is the virgin birth of Jesus—that He was not conceived from a relationship between a man and a woman and that Mary was a still virgin when she gave birth to Jesus. It is perhaps one of the most mind baffling concepts and it’s one [...
Read More
Shepherd's Corner - March 8, 2015
One of my favorite Bible teachers is Chuck Swindoll. Little did I know that growing up he was in fact a stutterer—something that I can personally identify with because I, too, am a stutterer.  If he had not shared that information in his book, I wouldn’t have been able to tell.  Because, not o...
Read More