What Do You Stand For? {From Encouragement Cafe!}

But Daniel made up his mind that he would not defile himself…Daniel 1:8 NASB

What do I stand for? What I stand for defines who I am and who I am defines my purpose.


At what point in your life did you determine what or who you stand for and do you know your purpose

When the legendary Billy Graham was asked, “What is your purpose?” he answered:

My purpose is to go into the whole world and proclaim this message. There is only one message that can change people’s hearts. I want to tell people about the meaning of the cross. Not the cross that hangs on the wall, or around someone’s neck, but the real cross of Christ. It’s scarred and bloodstained. Christ came so He could die because God loves you and is willing to forgive you of your sins. (The Cross Movie)

Billy Graham knew who he was and what he stood for because Billy Graham knew the great “I Am.”

God said to Moses, “I AM WHO I AM.” Exodus 3:14

Billy Graham knew his identity came from Jesus Christ, which determined what he stood for, which gave him his purpose in life.

Many people will look at their jobs, school, families, or other relationships to determine their purpose. We all want to be great spouses, moms, and employees in the best jobs. While these may be great goals, goals are not the same as purpose. We set goals to help us through life.

But what if we began with the end in mind? Would the way you live your life today change if you knew the end of your story?

To read the rest of this devotional, I hope you will join me on the front porch of Encouragement Cafe!

Many Blessings to you and yours,

Basking in His Light

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