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Douglas Mcnett // 1 Peter 2:9

There is no doubt that we are living in a fast paced world with so many demands for our attention and time. There is a grave cost to doing life at such high speeds. We get so caught up in the flow of our jobs, activities, and really in ourselves that we become distracted from what our life purpose is and what it looks like lived out. Our identity comes from our God, not our job, not our hobbies, and surely not our bank account. Our identity as God’s chosen people will reveal our life purpose, to make Him known. When the distractions of the world around us pull our attention away we lose sight of what God has called us to. How we spend our time, our finances, our energy begins shifting from what God intends to what the world wants. We must keep ourselves focused, walking with purpose.

It is not merely enough to have purpose. Purpose must be followed with living in action. As God’s chosen people He has called us to “declare,” and to be His “witnesses” in our work places, our homes, and everywhere we find ourselves. That is, we are to be living out our life purpose by living in action.