Live a Life of Purpose and Excellence, Don’t Settle for Mediocrity.
Beloved Happily Married Woman,
Live a life of purpose and excellence, don’t settle for mediocrity.
Luke 10:38-42 KJV
Vs. 40– “But Martha was cumbered about much serving…”
Vs 42- “But one thing is needful: and Mary hath chosen that good part, which shall not be taken away from her.”
In this edition of the Happily Married Women Outreach, I want to urge you strongly to become a woman of purpose.
Just like you do not go to the market for sightseeing, but to buy specific things, you must live a life defined by purpose. Many women have wasted a greater part of their lives because they have been branching in some other places and using up time in activities that have no relevance to where they are going. This is because they have no direction they are following.
Martha was an example of a woman of no purpose. She was the kind that is easily blown about by all kinds of influence, responding to every opinion of people. Such women are not available when they are to get the anointing when they need to frustrate every plan of the devil in their lives and homes. Jesus said, “One thing is needful”; there are many things that many people are troubled and worried about. The secret of purpose is in identifying what is that one thing that is needful for your life. The Bible makes us understand that Mary pursued that one thing–the pursuit of wisdom, the word of God. That does not mean that Mary was not good in the kitchen or that she was not taking care of her home and children, but all these things can become distractions when they are not done when they are supposed to be done. If you are going to be a woman of purpose, you need to pursue these two things: Pursue wisdom (i.e. the Word of God) and turn many unto righteousness.
One of the things that purpose will do for you is to identify what constitutes distraction and deal with it. A woman of purpose will always choose the good part and still do good works. The key is to pursue the Word. Take time to clothe, saturate and load your spirit with the Word of God. Buy tapes on messages instead of investing all your fortunes on thigs that don’t have lasting value. You will see how much glory and shinning that will come out of your life as a result of this. A woman that pursues the word of God will always be current with heaven.
The second thing God is setting as purpose for you as a woman is to turn many unto righteousness. Stay away from unrighteousness, get rid of the ashes in your life and ask God to cleanse you. After Rahab the harlot met with the Lord, there was no memory of harlotry in her life again. Let everything you were before you got born again die, and never allow them to resurrect again. It is a woman like that that God will put His fire in her life, and light will blaze, and the shining begins.
You will see women lay hands on people, and diverse miracles will follow. The women that will do those two assignments are the people that God will be proud of as their Father because they have chosen to pursue the purpose of God. Woman, the purpose of God for you, is to pursue wisdom and turn many unto righteousness.
This month I also want to call you to your purpose as a Vine that gladdens the heart of God, your husband and all those around you.
May you fulfil all that God has destined for you in Jesus’ name!
Revd Oyenike Areogun,
The Senior Pastor