Skip to main content

All 3 Men Found Guilty in Murder of Ahmaud Arbery -

Mrs. Jacqueline Hampton Jones
Mrs. Jacqueline Hampton Jones

Finding Your Purpose (Isaiah 43:7)
May 2021

Have you questioned what life is about and what your purpose is? At the very core, God created you to be in a relationship with him, to worship him, to praise him, to love him, to be loved by him, and to serve him. He desires a close relationship with you, and one that is cultivated and filled with quality time spent together. Our Lord has designed your path so that you will seek him, thirst for him, study him, and meditate on him to guide you on this journey.

Maybe your purpose will drop into your lap with such obviousness. That would be nice considering that God has already equipped you with everything you’ll need to be used for his glory. There are talents, gifts, and abilities that may be dormant in you, but the Holy Spirit beckons you to do your important work in the body of Christ. We each have valuable services to administer in the body of Christ to give with loving obedience, commitment, and trust that no matter what happens in life we have a Savior who equips us to be victorious. Faith is required on this journey, so even if what the Lord has for you seems daunting, trust him with your whole heart and do whatever he leads you to do even if you do it scared! Step out on faith despite fear, and the Lord will meet you right where you are empowering your ministry!

An adage I cling to is that what God has for me, it is for me. So I can confidently tell you, that what God has for you, it is for you! Not only this, but he has specially designed you to do his works tailor-made for you and to his exact specifications. So, I challenge each of you to go out into this world and be what God has created you to be. He has equipped you to accomplish your purposes by living in His will, in His Way, and in His Plan. If you will become clay in the Potter’s hands surrendering all to Him, then as a result, you will bring the light of Jesus into the darkness bringing glory to God for the world to see. Therefore, there is no need to compare yourself to others for what God is doing in you embodies his precise plan just for and unique to you! Remember, you have a specific and necessary part to play within the body of Christ so that your contribution works seamlessly with other members in the body to perfect and edify the Kingdom of God.

Seek the Lord in all things in every circumstance. Place your confidence in the Him, for He will not lead you astray. You want answers for what your life is all about, then seek Jesus and listen to the Holy Spirit. Praise him, study his word, and pray to him continually. All that matters in this life is what you do for Christ! 

About The Author:
Mrs. Jones is the First Lady of Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church in Newport, TN. She is graduate of Walters State Community College and attended East Tennessee State University. She recently retired from the University of Tennessee. Mrs. Jones is the wife of Rev. Jesse L. Jones, Jr., pastor of Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church.