One of the key learnings from Financial Peace University is that you “spend your monthly income on paper, on purpose, before the month begins.” If your money doesn’t have a purpose, you’re more likely to spend it haphazardly instead of with a goal or destination in mind.
Life is that way. If you live life without a purpose, you’re more likely to “spend” your life in meaningless, inconsequential ways. In the Bible, we often see God call people to a greater purpose for their life. Luke writes in Acts 13:
While they were worshiping the Lord and fasting, the Holy Spirit said, “Set apart for me Barnabas and Saul for the work to which I have called them.” Acts 13:2
God chose Saul (more commonly known as Paul) and Barnabas for an important job. He had a purpose in mind that only they could fulfill. It was a big job, and Paul especially became well-known for following that purpose, that calling. Next to Paul, my life’s purpose and work seems so small.
In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven. Matthew 5:16
God has created you for a purpose, just as He did with Paul. The path you follow and the stories you write will look different, but the purpose He has in mind for you is just as significant. Just as Paul and Barnabas were to be set aside for God’s work, so too are you.
God has created you for a purpose that only you can fulfill. He is inviting you to let your light shine before others, so that they might see Him. It’s overwhelming at times, but you don’t walk alone. Where God has sent you, He also sends His Spirit to help you. So go where God is calling you, to fulfill His purpose for you.