and gave Man purpose… authority to reign over all the earth. (Genesis 1:26)
And God placed Adam in the Garden He made for him… a beautiful place to begin life. (Genesis 2:8)
And even after the fall of man to sin, God purposed for the plan to continue…
with a Savior who redeemed us from the GRAY.
For we are His workmanship… His own master work… each a work of art,
created in Christ Jesus… reborn from above—spiritually transformed, renewed,
ready to be used,
for good works,
which God prepared for us beforehand… taking paths which He set,
so that we would walk in them… living the good life which He prearranged and made ready for us.
Ephesians 2:10 (AMP)
God has planned each and every person He created… for a specific purpose.
And that purpose can only be fulfilled by that person due to the special way He created them.
Now… whether that person fulfills their purpose,
is first, and fully dependent on them turning their heart toward that light that IS God…
and away from the darkness that is the GRAY.
Only then can God speak directly to them without the interference of darkness.
Us hearing from God…
God hearing from us.
Behold, the Lord’s hand is not so short that it cannot save,
Nor His ear so impaired that it cannot hear.
But your wickedness has separated you from your God,
And your sins have hidden His face from you so that He does not hear.
Isaiah 59:1-2 (AMP)
So now we have stepped into the light and realize we have a purpose.
Flamingo Fact #12
Flamingos are birds that are able to fly! They prepare for flight by stepping out onto the water, and due to the webbing of their feet are able to actually run across the surface of the water. In order to take off, they must first face into the wind, stick their neck out and run at full speed.
Yes… I’m going to have to prove my last Flamingo Fact.
Flamingos are birds that are not only able to fly, but purposed to do so!
But sadly, it cannot happen when we stay in captivity…
lacking the proper nourishment, caged and contained
with limits on who our minds and hearts allow us to become.
We need to get a hold of a new perspective…
we need to actually get away from all of the squalking talk of The GRAY and The PALE…
and head toward the shore.
Because until we get those voices of the world out of our head,
we will never clearly hear the whisper of God in our heart…
telling us who, and Whose we are… and leading us toward our intended purpose.
Don’t copy the behavior and customs of this world,
but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think.
Then you will learn to know God’s will for you, which is good and pleasing and perfect.
Romans 12:2 (NLT)
He is not going to shout above the crowd.
He is not going to spell it out in the clouds.
He is not going to send you a message, knock on your door, or post it on social media.
He is waiting for you to walk to the quieter place…
maybe where you will hear Him whispers in the waves.
Because in order for flamingos to fly, they must actually…
be willing to first step out onto the water.
Even if it means attempting something that seems illogical in the natural…
maybe even unusual, unheard of, unseen by most.
It may require you to face some opposition… to turn and face into the wind.
You may take risks you’ve never taken,
and find that new something rather scary… sticking your neck out for the first time.
But this is all part of the motion… as to pick up the pace… wings spreading wide…
and begin to run at full speed.
And that, my friend… takes guts!
But the reward… the flying… imagine the perspective that you will have.
Soaring above.. that is where God wants you to be.
That is exactly what He purposed you for.
And let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap,
if we do not give up.
Galatians 6:9 (ESV)
That… is the part that truly requires that we continue looking toward God for endurance,
for strength, for His holy help.
But if we are staying within our purpose,
then He will maintain us, provide for us, and nourish us.
He will never leave us, never let us down, never disappoint,
if we are in our purposed place.
For He will carry us to fulfill, what He has planned and purposed us for.
Can I tell you what yours is… or point you toward your purpose?
I am sorry to say, that I cannot.
I can only encourage you to get alone with God.
Knees to the ground, humbly seeking only Him in prayer…
asking Him to direct you… as His workmanship,
that He has renewed… to set you on the path He planned ahead of time just for you,
so you can walk in it.
So you can fly in it, soaring in a higher perspective.
Set your mind to live in The PINK…
I am Purposed and equipped by God, to fulfill the abundant life He has prepared for me.
God connects with me in prayer, Investing in my relationship, drawing me closer each day.
I become Nourished by God when I dig into the truth of His living, active & inspired Word.
I endeavor to maintain a Kingdom Minded perspective each day, juggling priorities, seeking God’s view over all aspects of my life.
For God tells us plainly…
Seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness,
and all these things shall be added to you.
And do not be conformed to this world,
but be transformed by the renewing of your mind,
that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God.
Romans 12:2 (NKJV)
So then, whether you eat or drink or whatever you do,
do all to the glory of our great God.
1 Corinthians 10:31 (MP)
Work willingly at whatever you do,
as though you were working for the Lord rather than for people.
Remember that the Lord will give you an inheritance as your reward,
and that the Master you are serving is Christ.
Colossians 3:23-24 (NLT)
We may be living physically IN this world, but God asks us not to be OF the world.
What that means is that we need to choose to set our soul… our mind, will and emotions…
to upon the truths of God’s Kingdom.
Truths set forth by God Himself… within the pages of His Word.
We can live IN the GRAY, but still strive for PINK on purpose.
Because we are not living here on earth simply waiting for eternity to begin…
this life is the beginning of our eternity.
And how we live now, determines how we shall then live!
Let us then determine to live PINK on purpose…
So that upon meeting our King, we won’t fade into the background of His glorious Kingdom.