The need for our “why” – or what it is that compels us to continue. To keep pressing on, or to stay in the fight, and that which really gives us purpose. I (briefly) mentioned the importance of this last week. It was a “five-minute” post and therefore brief, but I have found myself reexamining and restating my why often the last week or so. It is a healthy exercise. My post was largely about blogging. However, I need to know my why for so many things – physical, mental, social, spiritual choices and decisions – each day.
I also referenced, in the same post last week, the thought of “just one” being enough to give us purpose and determination. We live in a culture where, in so many ways, more is not only better but more also is the measure of our success. More likes, more views, more followers. More money, more friends, more engagements. All of it seems to determine our value, our standing and if we are adequately meeting our goals.
Moreover it is required in stewards, that a man be found faithful. I Corinthians 4:2
But what God is looking for is the servant – worker, child of God – who will simply be faithful. Those who will stay committed wherever He has placed them and to whatever He has given them to do. Allowing Christ to determine my “why” gives me real purpose. Remaining faithful to it – regardless of how society might measure my success – brings me joy, contentment, and satisfaction.
There is such a need for faithful women (and men) in our world today. In our churches and in our homes. We have to refute the enemy’s lies that it is not worth it. What difference does “it” (you could define the “it” one hundred different ways here) make? Remaining faithful makes all the difference – certainly in our own lives and, no doubt, in the lives of those around us. It might impact many or perhaps just one…but our goal must be to continue. To be found faithful.