It All Starts with God

Day One – Thinking About My Purpose

Point to Ponder: It’s not about me.

Verse to Remember: “Everything got started in him and finds its purpose in him.” – Colossians 1:16b (Msg)

Question to Consider: In spite of all the advertising around me, how can I remind myself that life is really about living for God, not myself.

>> At the age of 50, compared to most of my peers of the same age group and socio-economic background, I find myself almost destitute in material possessions.  I do have a roof over my head, so I am thankful for that, but I don’t own a home, I don’t own a car and I don’t have any investments or savings. Despite all this, every day when I wake up, I remind myself to be thankful because God has granted me a gift far greater than anything I could ever purchase – another day to live and breathe and love.

Yes indeed, there is advertising all around me and the truth is, I am completely fascinated by it. I admire and respect the people who work in the field of advertising because the art and science of making people want so much that they do not need is the greatest driving force behind our Capitalist system – a system that has made ours the most prosperous time in human history.

But at this moment in time, I can’t afford any of what they’re selling.  In a world so completely fixated on worldly possessions, I am the monk who has abandoned everything.  I am an empty vessel, ready to receive my purpose from God. <<