I, like any true believer, have a passion to lead people to Jesus, so that they may experience the joy of salvation. However, living out our salvation can be difficult for some who unconsciously continue in the mindset of the world. The world will demand you conform to its philosophy, mindsets, and way of living. We are told what determines the “Measure of Success” As women, we are constantly bombarded with images of; perfect women, with perfect careers, perfectly successful children, and also, if you are a believer: a perfectly successful ministry. My question to you is, ”Who is doing the measuring”?
Real success is knowing who you are in Christ while loving and living whom He made you to be. In our intimate relationship with Jesus, we discover our individual giftings and the path he has laid out for us. We are valuable because we are the object of The Master’s unconditional love. Each of us is a masterpiece; a unique and original individual. Oh, the joy and freedom that comes with living life as the person He created you to be. Let us “Live Original”.
Over the last 30 plus years since my salvation experience, I have encountered countless women who have expressed to me their desire to know why they are here. An expression that you often hear in society is, “I need to find myself.”
I tell them,
“You’ll never find yourself, or your God-given purpose, nor will you ever truly be satisfied or fulfilled in this life until you find and know Jesus, “Your Designer.”
Pastor Laura Carstens