“The lines of purpose in your lives never grow slack,
tightly tied as they are to your future in heaven,
kept taut by Hope.”
Colossians 1:4 MSG
Purpose: the object toward which you strive or the reason for which you exist; it is your aim or your goal.
Where are your “lines of purpose” tied?
Are they tied tightly to your future in heaven? Or are they tied to your bank account balance or to a-certain–someone? Or your ideal image or weight?
If I were climbing a mountain using ropes, I would want to be sure that my ropes were tightly anchored to something secure. I want the same to be true of my purpose in life. How tragic it would be to realize that my reason for existing was anchored to something temporal and fading rather than something eternal! Colossians 1:4 reminds us that our lines of purpose should be tightly tied to our future in heaven ~ never growing slack ~ kept taut by Hope.
What are you striving for today? What is your main goal in life? God created you with a grand purpose, and you are uniquely qualified to fulfill a certain mission in His divine plan. Have you asked the Creator to reveal that purpose to you? You’re never too old or too young to secure your lines of purpose in His kingdom. May yours be tightly tied to your future in heaven.