Living With Purpose

Jarrid Wilson  —  February 7, 2013 — 7 Comments

It’s really easy to get caught up in the worlds laser focus of money-making, getting popular, and the strive for successful living. But what if I told you God could care less about those things? In fact, what if I told you that God isn’t focused on your “worldly success” at all, that is unless it is being used for the glorification of Jesus.

What a relief….

Think about it:

When it comes to the purpose of our being, do you think God is looking for us to join in on what the world has created? Nope, not at all. God wants us to be the difference in this world, and stand up for the purpose of His name (Romans 12:2). The last thing God wants is more people following the world’s shallow, dark, and vulturous ways.

Here’s My Point:

We were made to be more than puppets of the world. It’s time to start giving ourselves a little credit. We are a children of The King, and we were made to live for more than a paycheck and worldly acceptance. Don’t let the world fool you into thinking your life was meant to be lived for “its glory” rather than God’s.

Reflect: Jeremiah 1:5 notes that we were set apart from the beginning, and that we were destined for greatness.

Worldly success will never compare to purposeful living. And until your heart can wrap itself around this vital truth, your worth will never be fulfilled because you are seeking to fill it from a place that doesn’t have what you need. Way too many times have I seen men and women of all ages being let down by the world, only to get back up and try again. It’s time to break through the lies of the world, and seek purposeful living through the one who it is founded upon.

Stop seeking worth in a world that cannot offer what you truly need. Only Jesus can offer that.

- Jarrid Wilson

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Husband, Pastor, Author, Blogger. Highly unconventional.

7 responses to Living With Purpose

  1. You’re so cool! I don’t suppose Ive learn anything like this before. So good to search out somebody with some original thoughts on this subject. really thanks for starting this up. this web site is one thing that is wanted on the net, somebody with a bit of originality. helpful job for bringing something new to the web!

  2. I wish I could ‘Like this’. really enjoying reading your stuff Jarrid :). God be blessing ye

  3. I’m amazed to be reason this today. I been writing up a lesson for a youth group I’m speaking at and it was going to be on success in gods eyes isn’t having a major job where you make all this money.
    Great post!

  4. Great points!

    It reminds me of when Jesus said to seek the Kingdom first and everything else will be added to us. Like CS Lewis’s comment on that verse, “Aim for Heaven and you will get earth thrown in. Aim for earth and you will get neither.”

    If we are Kingdom focused, God will make sure we have everything else that we need.


    Ian Harber
    Jesus. Love. Creativity.
    http://www.IanHarber.com

  5. Great post, Jarrid!

    Are we living with purpose? Let’s join Him and make a difference by encouraging and bringing hope to others. Everyone has a God-given mission coupled with natural talents and spiritual gifts. The Holy Spirit, through us, will fuel His fire in others. “He who refreshes others will himself be refreshed.” (Prov. 11:25) Remarkable: we are refreshed along the way.

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