The following declaration is titled My Purpose Declaration, written by Bayside Community Church in Bradenton, Florida. It is such a powerful life turnover declaration to God, I had to share it with all who read my blog. I urge you to read it out loud, and absorb the meaning of each paragraph. What a wonderful message to proclaim to our Lord God Almighty, on this Thanksgiving day.
My Purpose Declaration
Today, I am stepping across the line. I’m tired of waffling, and I’m finished with wavering. I’ve made my choice, the verdict is in, and my decision is irrevocable. I’m going God’s way. There’s no turning back now! I will live the rest of my life to develop His character, grow in His family, demonstrate His love, and communicate His Word.
Since my past has been forgiven, and I have a purpose for living, and a home awaiting in Heaven, I refuse to waste any more time or energy on shallow living, petty thinking, tribal talking, thoughtless doing, useless regretting, hurtful resenting, or faithless worrying. Instead, I will magnify God, grow to maturity, serve in ministry, and fulfill my mission in His church.
Because this life is preparation for the next, I will value worship over wealth, “we” over “me,” character over comfort, service over status, and people over possessions, positions, and pleasures. I know what matters most, and I’ll give it all I’ve got. I’ll do the best I can with what I have for Jesus Christ.
I won’t be captivated by culture, manipulated by critics, motivated by praise, frustrated by problems, trapped by temptation, or intimidated by the devil. I’ll keep running my race with my eyes on the goal, not the sidelines or those running behind me. When times get tough, and I get tired, I won’t back up, back off, back down, back out or backslide. I’ll just keep moving forward by God’s grace. I’m Spirit-filled and Spirit-led, purpose-driven and mission focused, so I cannot be bought, I will not be compromised, and I shall not quit until I finish my race. I’m a trophy of God’s amazing grace, so I will be gracious to everyone, grateful for every day, and generous with everything that God entrusts with me.
To my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, I say – However, Whenever, Wherever, and Whatever you ask me to do, my answer in advance is yes! Wherever you lead and whatever the cost, I’m ready. Anytime. Anywhere. Anyway. Whatever it takes Lord: Whatever it takes! I want to be used by you in such a way, that on the final day I’ll hear you say,”Well done, thou good and faithful one. Come on in, and let the eternal party begin!”
Friends, forever let us Lift Him Up!