In a day where social media is on the rise, it is very easy to chase approval and not purpose. We want to see how many likes we got for a post we posted. We want to pose for the perfect selfie, and so we may take the picture over and over again, until we think it’s perfect. Again, looking for approval. Running after approval is like having a constant craving and it not be totally satisfied. You keep wanting more.

I want to suggest to you, and even me, that instead of chasing approval, let’s chase purpose. What are we born to do? Whose lives are we to be impacting? Are we working to fulfill purpose? Let’s live a life that is purpose-driven. When we wake up in the morning, let’s be excited about how we are to fulfill purpose in our day. Even in the season you are in, purpose can be achieved.

Think about what gifts and talents you have. Are you using any of them? If so, that’s great. If not, you can start today. There are people waiting (though you have no idea) for you to impact their lives with your gifts and talents.

Plug into God. He’s the One who created you and me. He’s the One who gave us purpose. Read Psalm 138:8, Jeremiah 1:5, and Ephesians 2:10. These are various scripture verses in the Bible about purpose.

The following scripture verse passage helps me to remember why I do what I do, in terms of chasing purpose: 1 Corinthians 3:12-15. It reads:

“Now if anyone builds on this foundation (Jesus Christ) with gold, silver, precious stones, wood, hay, straw, each one’s work will become clear; for the Day will declare it, because it will be revealed by fire; and the fire will test each one’s work, of what sort it is. If anyone’s work which he has built on it endures, he will receive a reward. If anyone’s work is burned, he will suffer loss; but he himself will be saved, yet so as through fire.”

Lord, help my sister and I to build with purpose in mind. Let us remember that we are to build on you, our foundation. You have good works in store for us to walk in, let’s walk in them, my sister. The Lord has prepared these good works long before you and I were born. Remember the Lord is able to perfect that which concerns you and me. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Be encouraged,

Aisha Nixon