Monday, January 12, 2015
Purpose or Pain
I believe there are bullet points in our lives where we are given eternal choices to make beyond salvation.
Today I read a blog post about a woman who was sharing her journey about going home to heaven. She doesn't have much time left to live but she's chosen to live each day fully.
She has purpose in the days numbering her life. She is sharing her faith.
My purpose is the same as hers.
Share what Jesus has done for me.
As an inspirational writer, I have a limitless opportunity. I don't always do the in-your-face kind of sharing but I try to point my reader toward God. Sometimes I'm more successful than other times. Sometimes I'm bolder.
But I remember when I made that choice to write inspirational or secular fiction. I wanted to sell books and I wanted to get an agent. I figured the secular market was bigger with more opportunity so I wrote a romance.
I agonized over that romance. Then I read a Christian book by an author I admired. I wept.
I also changed my choice.
Purpose in our lives is simple. We share about Jesus. We point as many people toward heaven as we can. Plain and simple. No more pain. No more worries. No more frustration.
Perhaps this post is not my norm but that's okay. I'm not so normal either.