ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

I Am on Purpose, and Have Purpose, as Do You!

Updated on March 9, 2021
The Stages Of ME profile image

Our life stages are unique, Kathy enjoys sharing her thoughts and stages through her writing and looks forward to learning about yours.

I am on Purpose, and Have Purpose

He Delights in You

How cool is it that mercy is the first attribute of God? I love a song verse from Bethel Music, “Mercy,” that goes, “You Delight in showing mercy, mercy triumphs over judgment. My past embraced, my sin forgiven. I am blameless in your sight my history rewritten” I think, wow, It is a blessing to have someone love us this much!

This mere thought makes me want to share God’s love because He saves by grace through faith alone. To boast of accomplishment or draw attention to self, I am stealing from the glory due to our God. Knowing His promises, I want others to know Him, and if the world is making His image cloudy in me, I must work on that. I may need some glass cleaner to clean up my act. Better yet, I don’t want to act at all. But instead, be like His example, I get it on point, hoping to bring others to the cross.

To repent and believe in faith, we reconcile with God, and He bathes us in His amazing grace. His grace and mercy set us free as He pours that unconditional love for all. This gift of grace and forgiveness doesn’t afford an easy way out but one full of purpose. And though we lay the many burdens at the feet of the cross, we continue to mess up. While we remain flawed, we’re in awe of God’s eternal grace and mercy, making our mess a beautiful purpose!

Be confident that you are made beautiful for a purpose. Share your weaknesses and struggles as it’s essential because God wants us to know, we have a teacher who delights in mercy; as long as we don’t get it too twisted, He will use our purpose.

Don’t give up! Get real and stop putting your faith in others or judging the folks and the world. They are human, and the world has flaws; they too are seeking direction. However, anyone can become a vessel of His Spirit; therefore, keep your eyes and ears open. Become a life-learner, a seeker of truth and light, mindful that everyone has a specific purpose, everyone!

If we make that purpose our focus and keep our vision moving forward while learning from the past, we can build upon the foundation of God's grace and mercy.

Not to sound preachy, the straightforward fact is, we are all made for a purpose. Accepting our differences while rooting in faith, we come to recognize the glory of an awesome God. We can’t lose our focus, especially as evil attempts distraction. Let’s build up one another for a higher purpose and share that with the world.

Mercy ~ Amanda Cook

Oops I did it again

Oops I did It Again

My heart desires to share eloquent prose wanting desperately to present the thoughts and feelings spilling over in my mind. However, I can’t deny the sea of atrocities in my presentation of the written word. This author is not blind to her use of redundancy, cliché, and colloquialism, and, of course, the favorite run-on sentence. Attempting to correct, I fall deeper into the abyss of grammatical chaos; therein, my brain refuses correction, as I feel constraint limiting me in unconscious rebellion.

I write from the heart, wishing I could flow my emotion onto the stark page that stares back, appearing not to care. What purity, it protests, as I see the errors mounting, am I losing? Slowly, I feel myself falling into the complacency of giving up, but I will not relent. The whispers of spirit comfort me, saying, “keep forging the barriers that block you.” Seeing the correction tabs mounting, I must not be bothered by their bashing. Instead, I will do my best to move forward, trying to remain a constant learner of life and skill as my writing is not for my glory.

I write purposely, hoping no offense comes from my obliteration of the written word. I witness in awe the prowess with which many place their innards to a page. I have the talents to speak the word and share it with motivation; I lack the skill to take it from my lips, choreographing the dance of words before me. I realize I am not alone in this frustrating limitation, appreciating the commonality of a desire not to mess up. I choose not to offend with these limitations, and yet, I know I will, which saddens my heart, as it is assuredly not my intent.

Perhaps you might be thinking as you read, “I wish she would put down her pen!” If so, you would be judging me, and for that, I forgive you.

See, if we put down our pen, so to speak,(LOL— cliché.) We lose our voice, the inner voice, which tells when one is too shy, afraid, or weak. Taking we aren't usually the ones that handle the view of another. Judging the spewing or presentation of thoughts is a tricky art. Where advice and education of ignorance are essential, it is not for everyone to take part. Helping requires a filter of high strength, armor, tact, and truth in love. Seeing something that concerns or bothers us, we are prone to give an opinion or, worse assumptive interpretation. Has this ever worked out, well?

To assume makes a (you know what) out of you and me, so, break it down people, ass-u-me, (Oops- I —Did-It-Again, thanks, Brittany Spears.)

We are not summating what people think or say; we are here for so much more!

He makes all things New

You may be thinking, why would she post a Brittany Spears video? Does it make no sense? We are not in a relationship with our image! Giving things power over us causes a battle. I suppose the same stresses of relationships can cause spiritual temptation depending on the ideas or talents we attribute to our time.

We may not be the best; to some, you may be the least capable, but, in the eyes of God, you are precise, and right where He wants you, He is using your purpose. How you perform it or complete your task is not as important as why you are doing it.

Are you trying to better yourself, help another person, or make the world a little less frightening? Maybe, you’re, being yourself in a crazy world that tells you you're not good enough? Perhaps you go to bed alone and feel left out of the loop? Maybe you’re, being human and trying to get through one more day.

I bet somewhere in this last paragraph, you found yourself. I know this because, under our skin, we all pretty close to being the same. I know that within our frame is a heart beating, and blood runs through our veins. A heart joyful or hurting, confused or together, happy or sad, young or old, the point is it’s beating.

I know where we’re going, and it may be some time, but we need to collide with the reason for our beating heart. It may not be for your purpose; it is much more important than whether you get it right or wrong. Could your beating heart be for a higher use? “I wanna be by your side so that I can hear your beating heart next to mine.” I want everyone to realize we are beating for a reason, a reason, far, more magnificent than yourself, better than any accolade or material Band-Aid. Band-Aids fall off; we need something that sticks!

Beating Heart

You are not alone; you are on purpose, and you have a meaning! Therefore, you need to use your breath, your voice. Right or wrong, speak, share, love, laugh, focus on where you are going. What if you don’t know where you’re going? What if it ends up not being a long time? Are you ready? Maybe, think about loving the way you are loved, by a God who loves you unconditionally. I hope you know it is not about us, not about the here and now; it is all about where we are going.

If you don’t already know, there is a God who loves you, who wants you, who wants to collide with you. He is perfect in our imperfections. He is love in a lost world. He is pretty darn impressive, and I would love for you to get to know Him! He is right there next to you, reach out, and you will feel His beating heart.

Write because you have a voice, use it, or lose it! Remember, no matter what, you’re loved unconditionally, you are on purpose, and you have meaning. If you can get out of the way, it could be amazing! You are not your mistakes; He makes all things new.



    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment
    • The Stages Of ME profile imageAUTHOR

      Kathy Henderson 

      18 months ago from Pa

      Thanks, Brenda, I believe God is working on us right now during this timing. I look forward to all the ways people will show up for Him in the days ahead. I look forward to the ways we are turning back to Him. He is taking off our bandaids and making things of purpose stick. If we focus on the can do's of peace and helping one another it could be a time of refreshing a dim view of possibilities.

    • Brenda Arledge profile image


      18 months ago from Washington Court House

      This is great piece of work. I do believe you are right.

      We are all here for a reason. Each one of us has a unique ability we are to use and sometimes we get in our own way.

      If we would trust in God more, he would direct our lives to something much greater than our minds could even imagine.

      I love the reference to bandaids...we do need something that sticks!

      I love the are not your mistakes.

      Thanks for this share.

      Have a great day!

    • The Stages Of ME profile imageAUTHOR

      Kathy Henderson 

      3 years ago from Pa

      Dearest Tamara

      Thank you for this comment. As a writer I pray to be the hands and feet of our Lord.

      While I am imperfect, my heart longs to be like our awesome and loving God. His unfailing loves envelops me in the my darkest hours and also times of great joy.

      I am grateful if any of the words written through me are a touchpoint for His glory. I appreciate your encouragement more than you know.

      Hugs from Me, to you, this day and always!

    • Rhyme Vine Poetry profile image

      Tamara Yancosky 

      3 years ago from Uninhabited Regions

      I love this post you have written, here; it is so inspiring to me. These words here, move me...

      ...”..Maybe, think about loving the way you are loved, by a God, who loves you unconditionally. I hope you know it is not about us, not about the here and now, it is all about where we are going..”

      ...”..If you don’t already know there is a God who loves you, who wants you, who wants to collide with you. He is perfect in our imperfections. He is love in a lost world....”

      Beautiful and inspirational!

      Thank you xxx

    • The Stages Of ME profile imageAUTHOR

      Kathy Henderson 

      5 years ago from Pa

      Lawerence thank you and have a blessed weekend :)

    • The Stages Of ME profile imageAUTHOR

      Kathy Henderson 

      5 years ago from Pa

      Thank you, Lawerence, I am glad someone enjoyed it :)

    • lawrence01 profile image

      Lawrence Hebb 

      5 years ago from Hamilton, New Zealand

      I enjoyed this hub

    • The Stages Of ME profile imageAUTHOR

      Kathy Henderson 

      5 years ago from Pa

      Dear Friends,

      Thank you so much for your support and beautiful comments. I am inspired by all of your works. I write as a means of conveying my heart and often as a message mixed with a story. I find it interesting the interpretations of my writing. Sometimes the work is personal and other times simply to connect to the masses. Where I lack in skill, I find Hubpages a wonderful place to be creative, who you are, and always a continuous life learner. God Bless to Ms. Dora, Jodah, Faith, and Ericdierker and again thank you :)

    • Jodah profile image

      John Hansen 

      5 years ago from Gondwana Land

      A very encouraging and inspirational hub, Stages of Me.

    • MsDora profile image

      Dora Weithers 

      5 years ago from The Caribbean

      Thanks for the inspiration. Without purpose, we begin to die. Keep on writing!

    • Faith Reaper profile image

      Faith Reaper 

      5 years ago from southern USA

      Great message, Stages,

      Yes, indeed, we all certainly have a purpose and a lot of us do have a hard time finding out exactly what that purpose is in this life. Well, I think for me, I just try to live each day to the fullest and glorify God somehow during this day. Most importantly, when we are in an intimate and personal relationship with Jesus, we are able to look at ourselves through His loving eyes and just know we are to live and love like Christ.

      God bless

    • Ericdierker profile image

      Eric Dierker 

      5 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      Very interesting. You have a nice way with words - soothing.


    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at:

    Show Details
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the or domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)
    ClickscoThis is a data management platform studying reader behavior (Privacy Policy)