A new season is upon us.  Although the memories and lessons learned will stay with us, yesterday, with its joys and sorrows, is now behind us.

Regardless of your temperament, mood, or perspective, it is important to note that God created each one of us for a purpose.  Often, we run from God’s purposes or simply don’t recognize them because we get caught up in our situations, with all the accompanying emotional baggage. 

Perspective can change everything!  We want to encourage you during this season to seek God’s perspective and purpose for your life.  King Solomon, a very wise man, penned these poetic words that remind us of the proper perspective on purpose.

 Proverbs 19:21 Many are the plans in a person’s heart, but it is the Lord’s purpose that prevails.

A perfect example of how perspective changes everything is the story of Joseph, one of Israel’s 12 sons.  Although he was brutally betrayed by his brothers and sold into Egyptian slavery, enduring character assassination and imprisonment (Genesis 37), God clearly had purposes in mind that could not be imagined in light of Joseph’s atrocious circumstances.  His brothers had one thing in mind…God had something else in mind!

Flash forward quite a few years…Joseph is now the 2nd most powerful person in Egypt.  How can such a crazy thing happen?  God’s purpose!! 

Genesis 50:20 You intended to harm me, but God intended it for good to accomplish what is now being done, the saving of many lives

Assuming what your life is worth, or how it will turn out, or how much of a failure you are, is not helpful at all.  Let’s pursue God’s purpose for us as individuals, families, and church community.