Friday, August 21, 2015

Know Your Source

One of the most important questions a person must wrestle with is what their source will be. Source of belief, source of values, source of motivation, source of strength, source of purpose.

Not asking that question leads to a waste of life, which is what most people settle with. A life without solid foundation leads to instability, insecurity, and lack on impact.

The source of anything is directly related to where it begins - that's where you find the answers. It's in the mind of the creator, in the original intention of the designer, in the hands of the author.

When we connect to our source, our hearts come alive. Our motivation is clear. Our purpose is unfolded.  In our case as humans, the answer is in God.
We look at this Son (Jesus) and see the God who cannot be seen. We look at this Son and see God’s original purpose in everything created. For everything, absolutely everything, above and below, visible and invisible, rank after rank after rank of angels—everything got started in him and finds its purpose in him.  He was there before any of it came into existence and holds it all together right up to this moment.  Colossians 1:15-18 (MSG)
Everything, absolutely everything, got started in him and finds its purpose in Him. Until we realize that, something will always feel like is missing inside of us. It's impossible to be fully alive apart from a relational connection to our Creator. Impossible.

I've tried and didn't work. I see hundreds of people around me trying every week to make it apart from God.  It's an empty journey. It's meaningless.

When we realize that God is our source everything changes. Our lives are fully His. Our purpose is to know Him and make Him known. Our values come from His Words. Our goals are based on His Kingdom. Our careers are simply tools for a bigger purpose.

When God is our source, our motivation is to please Him only. Our pleasure comes from making Him happy. Our pain has meaning. Our grief has hope. Our strengths have direction. Our energy impacts eternity. Our struggles develop in us endurance to keep striving forward.

Don't rest until you connect to your Creator because He is the only that can make your heart come fully alive.
All humanity finds shelter
    in the shadow of your wings.
You feed them from the abundance of your own house,
    letting them drink from your river of delights.
For you are the fountain of life,
    the light by which we see.
 Psalm 36:7-9

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