Jesus the Christ had a goal; to serve God. On that goal he remained focused. he had a purpose: to teach love. On that purpose he remained focused. He ad a mission: to demonstrate to people how to lovingly serve each otehr while serving God. To that mission alone, he gave all of his energy. In his own words, he revealed the power of having a purpose when he said, “But for this purpose was I born.” In essense, Jesus was saying to us, when your life is for a purpose, you will rise above all difficulties.
Focus on the goal. Focus on the purpose. Focus on accomplishing the goal. Each day hundreds of thousands of peopel get out of ed with no goal. Going to work is not a goal! It is an activity! paying bills is not a purpose! It is an activity! providing for a family is not a mission! It is an activity!
Your goal is the what of your life. The goal is not the place you begin. It is the place you end up! Your purpose is the why of your life–why you as an individual are moving toward the goal, the end. Your mission is the how of your life. Once you are clear about the what, the why and the how, you have the focus. You have something to live for that moves you into, through and out of the activities of your life.
We were each born for some purpose. Jesus was clear. He was focused. He mastered his mind and his life with focus. He was kind enough to leave us instructions on how to do what he did. He said, “Follow me! For the things I have done, greater things that the Master teacher left you instructions. you may not have realized he said do as I have done. Stay focused! Just for today, shift your attention from the activities of your daily life and discover your goal, your purpose, and your missin.
Today I am devoted to following the footsteps of the Master teacher! (Inyanla Vanzant)