Developing The Leader In You by Gloria Toti

What are you doing with your life?

What difference do you want your life to make? 

What do you want to happen because you have lived another day? 

If you say, I don’t even think like that, I just get up and do what I’ve got to do. 

If that is your rhythm, then you might be cutting yourself off from a basic means of grace that God wants to provide for you to accomplish the things He has planned.

Hebrews 10:23–25 tells us this:

“Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for He who promised is faithful; and let us consider how to stimulate one another to love and to good deeds, not forsaking our own assembling together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another; and all the more, as you see the day drawing near.”

It is crystal clear in the Bible, including this text, that God means for us to aim consciously at doing something significant in our days before a certain day draws near. 

His revealed will for you is to get up in the morning and stop yourself from aimlessly drifting through the day letting mere circumstances alone dictate what you do.

God intends for you to aim at something—that you focus on a certain kind of purpose. 

I believe God was talking to teenagers and adults—to singles, married, widowed, moms, and dads and everyone in between.  No one is exempt. 

Aimlessness is compared to lifelessness. 

Dead leaves in the back yard may move around more than anything else—more than the dog, more than the children.  The wind blows this way, they go this way.  The wind blows that way, they go that way.  They tumble, they bounce, they skip, they press against a fence, but they have no aim whatsoever.  They are full of motion and empty of life.

God did not create humans in his image to be aimless, like lifeless leaves blown around in the backyard of life. He created us to be purposeful—to have a focus and to have an aim for all our days.  And this is not oppressive talk.  It’s not slavery.  It’s not depleting.  To find what we were made for and to do it with all God’s might is freeing.  

The Apostle Paul reminds us of our freedom and how we are to serve one another.  

God did not create us to curl up under the covers and hope in God all day in bed.  In the act of hoping in God we were all created to aim.  If the act of hoping in God was all he created us to aim at, then verse 24 would be wasted words. But they are not. 

“Let us consider how to stimulate one another to love and to good deeds.”

God created you first to hope in him, and then to make that hope visible to others.

The aim of our lives is not just loving and doing good deeds, but in helping to stir up others to love and to do their good deeds.

In John 4:34 – Jesus spoke these words, “My food is to do the will of Him who sent Me.” 


Aiming day by day to do what you were meant to do, is like eating.  What Jesus?

Yes, as in…it gives life and energy, rather than taking it away. 

That is God’s plan…happy eating! 


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