And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose. Romans 8:28Last week I wrote about purpose and legacy and the fact that Jesus loves us. And I think today, this verse pulls all 3 of those pieces together. Jesus DOES have a purpose for us. That's why he created us.
But what is that purpose? Well, first, for those who are dealing with an addiction..we must be rid of it. There is NO WAY we can hear God's voice clearly about what our purpose is if we keep listening to the lies of Satan about how our addiction is an OK way of life. Only once we shed that can we begin to hear God's voice.
Now what is our purpose? Our legacy? I don't know. But what I do know is that this verse promises that "God works for the good of those who love him". Honestly, it would be awesome to know exactly what that is - but sometimes just rest in the promise. It takes a lot of energy to be here on earth and be sober - and so sometimes just resting in the promise is enough.
I thought it was important for you to know that...often we get so caught up in trying to "be" that we need to be reminded that He has it all worked out. So take time to rest and let Him do the work (but be listening in case He is calling you!)