Your Purpose In Life

Purpose before Production by myles munroe
July 8

Years ago, during the Christmas season, my wife and I took our children to a large toy store. At the time, my son Chairo was about four years old, and his eyes lit up when he spotted a rocking horse. He climbed on, held tightly to the ears of the horse, and began to rock back and forth. After a few minutes, I tried to get him off, but he became angry. When we were about ready to leave, he was still having a wonderful time on that rocking horse, so we let him continue while we walked through the store one last time and told our daughter it was time to go.


When we came back, Chairo was rocking even faster. By then, he had been going for about half an hour, and he was soaking wet with sweat. As I watched him, I felt as if God was saying to me, “That’s how most people live. They’re working hard, sweating hard, but they’re making no real progress in life. They’re not going anywhere.”


What about your own life? What are you using your precious energy on? What are you accomplishing? Remember, God has told us that “where there is no vision, the people perish” (Proverbs 29:18 KJV).


Now is the time to find the special vision God has for you. I want you to get off the rocking horse and find a living stallion—your life’s vision.


Father, thank You for giving each of us a vision for this life. Please open my spiritual eyes so I can see the plans You have for me. In Jesus’ name, amen.


Thought: God has placed within each person a vision designed to give purpose and meaning to life.

Reading: Job 36–37; Acts 15:22–41

-Daily Power And Prayer Devotional (Myles Munroe)