Thursday, March 02, 2017

What is Your Purpose?

am linking up for Five Minute Friday.  The FMF is hosted by Kate Motaung on her blog Heading Home. Today's prompt is "purpose.". I love spending time with this crew. They bless me beyond words. We'd love to have you join us.  Just hop onto Twitter on Thursday evenings and follow the #fmfparty. Hope to see you there! 

What is my purpose?
My hands pen words on a page
Stanzas turn into poems

My fingers run across the keyboard
Typing words into blogposts
Words are my love language
"In the beginning was the Word,
And the Word was with God 
And the Word was God."

My arms hold a sleeping infant
That precious soul settled across my chest
Brings me so much joy.
I still believe one of my purposes
In this life is to be a wife and mom.

That purpose isn't always imminent
In fact, there are days I still wait
And wonder and watch for it to happen.

God gives us each a purpose
A purpose in this world
A purpose that calls us 
To be who God called us to be.

For me,
I am an emotional being.
I am compassionate.
Kind, Caring, Loving,
Seeking justice, mercy, and kindness
In our broken world.

I am thankful for the ways
God gives each of us a purpose
A purpose to share God's love 
In this world

A purpose that can and does
Come in so many and various ways.
A purpose that changes as we change and grow.
But a purpose is something God always gives each of us.

What is your purpose?
What is your purpose?
What is your purpose? 

28 comments:

  1. May the Father continue to mold you and hold you as you seek your purpose in him. He has a plan--and we don't always understand until later (maybe even heaven) what that plan is. But rest in the knowledge that he. has. a. plan. therefore, we have a purpose!

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  2. Tara, I like how you focused on who God created you to be rather than what you do. His purposes are always fulfilled in His time, aren't they? Thank you for the reminder that our purpose changes as we grow more into all He created us to be.

    Lovely post, friend!

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    1. Thanks Jeanne! Appreciate you stopping by.

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  3. This word is so good it means so many different things to all of us. I love how you ended with a reflection what is your purpose. I still sometimes feel like I don't know.

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    1. Right?!?! I still feel like sometimes I don't know either. We are in good company.

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  4. What a beautiful poem. Keeping this core of God - that he calls us for a purpose; that we are called to love. That's been something I've been reminded again and again to keep as our own purpose...

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  5. This is lovely, Tara, and I like the reminder that our purpose changes and grows as we do, that we need to stay open to God and seek his purpose for us now.

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  6. I'm so thankful for God's inspired creativity to call us to purposes for Him that don't look the same in each of us. Your words tell it beautifully.

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  7. What a lovely poem, Tara. I suspect God is clapping His hands!

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    1. Why thank you, good sir!

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  8. seeking justice and mercy in a broken world is not small thing:)

    i think the chief end of all of us is to glorify GOD and enjoy Him forever. that teaching is well documented throughout Scripture. the outworking of that goal certainly takes different forms, but frequently, it is within a certain set of gifts that show themselves throughout our lives. one of mine is encouragement. at different stages of my life, it has shown itself in different ways, but underlying everything was the basic desire to encourage. it has helped me know which things to say "yes" to and which to bow out of.
    great poem tara:)

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    1. Not a small thing at all!?!? Thanks for stopping by, Martha!

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  9. Beautiful and powerful poetry - a poignant question and a meaningful answer... I think you bring a lot of joy and compassion to all those you meet.

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    1. Thanks Emma! Your kind words mean a lot! :)

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  10. Beautiful! Thanks for commenting on my purpose post.

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    1. Thank You! And Youre welcome.

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  11. Beautiful thoughts and poem! Your neighbor #22 this week at #fmf.

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  12. He has made you uniquely loved with such a gift to encourage! You are living your purpose out and that inspires all of us. Blessings.

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    1. Aww thanks Christina! Blessings to you friend!

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  13. Tara, I just loved your words today. You especially grasped my heart with this: "My arms hold a sleeping infant
    That precious soul settled across my chest
    Brings me so much joy.
    I still believe one of my purposes
    In this life is to be a wife and mom."

    You are so lovely and so gifted. Thank you for the encouragement and blessing of being here. :)

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    1. Thanks so much Kelly! Those words that grasped your heart are the cry of my heart.

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  14. Tara, this lovely poem beautifully expresses your heart's desires and the purpose God has already called you to. It's clear you are living out a calling to be compassionate, kind, caring and loving. I hope and pray you will have your strong maternal instincts satisfied in due time. Bless you for this transparent post. :) x

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    1. Thanks Joy! Bless you too friend! xo

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