…the reason why something is done or used : the aim or intention of something-the feeling of being determined to do or achieve something the aim or goal of a person : what a person is trying to do, become, etc…
So what is YOURS? In your mind it may be one of the roles you play, a mother, father, brother, sister, aunt, unkle, son or daughter. It may be the work that you do, doctor, dentist, welder, nurse, cook, chef, teacher, police officer, tug boat captain etc..
Trust me, it’s more than we know. Yes, we all have roles to play in our lives as part of living here on earth. But, is that our purpose? If any of you have watched my videos, or been to a competition where I hold cook’s church, you’ve heard me say… You want to hear GREAT preaching, what do you do…open up the bible and read it out loud… Here’s what Your Bible is telling you and I about PURPOSE:
16 But I have spared you for a purpose--to show you my power and to spread my fame throughout the earth. [Exo 9:16 NLT] 21 You can make many plans, but the LORD's purpose will prevail. [Pro 19:21 NLT] 28 And we know that God causes everything to work together for the good of those who love God and are called according to his purpose for them. [Rom 8:28 NLT] 8 The one who plants and the one who waters work together with the same purpose. And both will be rewarded for their own hard work. [1Co 3:8 NLT] 22 I have sent him to you for this very purpose--to let you know how we are doing and to encourage you. [Eph 6:22 NLT] 27 Above all, you must live as citizens of heaven, conducting yourselves in a manner worthy of the Good News about Christ. Then, whether I come and see you again or only hear about you, I will know that you are standing together with one spirit and one purpose, fighting together for the faith, which is the Good News. [Phl 1:27 NLT] 4 For we speak as messengers approved by God to be entrusted with the Good News. Our purpose is to please God, not people. He alone examines the motives of our hearts. [1Th 2:4 NLT]
After returning from my 125th contest, God made it clear to me, once again… my purpose. He gave me this to share with my friends on Facebook and I wanted to share it with all of you.
I don't normally post my competition results, but I'm making an exception. In my 125 pro contests, I had my best finish ever yesterday in Auburn. Shortly after turning in brisket, I started my breakdown process when I noticed an elderly man standing outside my door. It was the look on his face that made me stop. He looked shocked and amazed in a good way. He asked if I owned the trailer, yes sir, I replied...and then with a look of peace, and encouragement, he said, THIS IS IT. He shook my hand in A warm embrace and said Thank You! And I got IT. I knew God arranged the meeting as His way of rewarding me in an amazing way! Oh, the contest... 23rd place out of 25, last place chicken and the others deserved to be there as well. Thank you God for your patience with me until I get it! I'll never forget #125
I will embrace and hold dear, the purpose that God has for me in this crazy world of Pro BBQ… and of course, I’ll still ask for a WIN everytime I cook and He will deliver, just sometimes with a handshake J If you haven’t given your entire life over to Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior… What are you waiting for? Give it to God! I Love you all.
Jeff Loves Jesus and since being saved... born-again... my desire is to work for Him in whatever capacity that becomes. :)