Are You Living for God's Purpose?
“Therefore for do not let sin reign in your mortal body so that you obey its evil desires. Do not offer the parts of your body to sin…” Romans 6:12-13
The Bible warns us about the dangers of giving in to our “evil desires,” because as James tells us, they give birth to sin. And the wages of sin, we read elsewhere, is death. But God has much more in store for us than a life of evil desires, sin, and death. God wants us to experience hope, purity, and life.
We experience this kind of existence by offering our bodies (our entire being) for God’s purpose. Does that mean we will never struggle with sin? No. But by committing ourselves fully to God’s purpose for our lives, we overcome the reign of sin and instead discover the power of God. How are you living? For your desires? Or for God’s purposes?
Pray for God's guidance and look for ways in which you can serve His purpose, seek His Kingdom and offer your body to Him.
There are many opportunities to pursue God's purpose for our lives. One of the biggest is by serving others through the local church. If you are not serving, there are opportunities to use the gifts and resources God has given you in various areas of the church. Check them out today!