Linette Rainville

These 52 weeks in 2017 are designed ON PURPOSE, to help you discover, develop, & deploy YOUR God given gIfts ON PURPOSE!

Week 5: Destination

des-tuh-ney-shuh n : the place to which a person travels or is sent ; the purpose which something is destined.

Where are you headed?

Seems like these days we are all headed someplace, FAST! Life has been bumped up to hyper speed. Many times we jump on our man-made hamster wheel, going non-stop, but just end up spinning our wheels. We find ourselves in the same place, month after month, year after year never arriving to our blessed destination.

Is anyone else frustrated about this?

There is a famous quote by Zig Ziglar that says: "If you aim at nothing, you will hit it every time."

That truth started me thinking, what if I begin to aim at SOMETHING... I might just hit it! So I started, but then I had a new problem. I was trying so hard aiming at lots of something's, that I couldn't focus on any one destination. My hamster wheel was spinning out of control...

I cried out to God, "What do YOU want me to do!?"

God gently spoke to my heart:

"Finally...I'm so glad you asked! Sweetheart, MY YOKE IS EASY, MY BURDEN IS LIGHT... I did not put all these expectations upon you, you did that. What I have in mind for you will fit perfectly and it won't be too heavy."

Matthew 11:30

I could literally camp out right here and do a full blown bible study on hearing God's voice, but that will have to wait for another day. Today I will just say this, God uses His PEACE to help direct our steps.

Hot or Cold?

It's kinda like the hot & cold game we used to play as kids. The farther off course we go (getting colder), we will lose that sense of peace and are filled with more angst (dread, anxiety, or anguish). When we are onto something good (getting hotter), we will experience more and more of God's PEACE helping us navigate to our "blessed" DESTINATION.

Whether you turn to the right or to the left, your ears will hear a voice behind you, saying, “This is the way; walk in it.” Isaiah 30:21 (NIV)
Show me, lead me, guide me to the BEST path...

Ponder, Think

Today can be the day you decide to jump off your hamster wheel and start plotting a better course, led by God's peace. What is ONE THING you can do TODAY to help you get "hotter" towards your ON PURPOSE journey?

Pray with me:

Hi there Papa God, it's me again. Wow, this message really hit home today. There are just so many things... where do I even begin? I know that I want to live more and more in your PEACE. Help me to reduce the self-made chaos in my life. Help me to find a way off this hamster wheel I find myself on. More than anything I want to jump in, feet first.... ON PURPOSE, and walk upon the good path you have prepared for me. Help me to hear your voice, and then give me the strength to listen and take those needed steps of faith. I Love you Lord, thank you for being with me every step of the way!

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Linette Rainville

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