Joseph Iregbu

Purpose Guy

Answering the BIG question

This week has been a rollercoaster as I continue to learn to depend on God’s sovereign grace one day at a time. But one of my highlights was our weekly catch up with our home group at church.

Vulnerable and loving Jesus

We’ve just completed a powerful 4-part series on going all in and all out with Jesus. The personal challenges we’ve received have been tremendous, as we explored together each week what God is demanding of us.

At home group, we experience sweet vulnerability, openness and share so much laughs together. But we also intercede for one another, pouring into one another a contagious overflow of Christ-centred love and compassion.

I love how we hold each other accountable on the smallest of concerns and you’re sure someone will spontaneously but specifically ask how you’re getting on the following week all in good spirit.

That’s what I call being vulnerable and loving Jesus; the grace to be yourself in a community of folks genuine about their care for one another in the sprit of Christ.

Community is such a powerful thing. But it has to be the right one for you. Some simply stifle authentic spirituality as God intended. There’s nothing worse than feeling helpless and ‘dry’ in a spiritually-dead community.

Learning to move forward

Sometimes in life, we simply must learn to move forward and not dwell on the past. Progress is forward, not behind.

Over the course of time, you will experience hurt and be let down by the people with whom you shared so much together over the years.

Judas betrayed Jesus. Peter denied Jesus. Demas forsook Paul. Some will let you down. You will also let some down yourself. But you must learn to pick yourself up emotionally (and spiritually) and continue your journey.

Mark Batterson said:

Leave the past in the past. Burn the ship of regret, past failures, guilt and bad habits. It’s time to move forward. It’s time to go all in with God.

If you focus on people’s behaviours, you will lose sight of the grace God has availed you to make progress. Move forward. Progress is ahead.

Answering the BIG question

Not too many things are as important in this life as we make them out to be. I’m talking of things of eternal consequence. Life is full of many parts but it’s on us to understand what really matters.

Here’s why you must determine to move forward with your life and go past your past:

In the end, you’ll have to answer God just one question — “Did you do what you were supposed to do on earth”?

For Noah, it was the ark. For Paul, it was making Christ known among the gentiles. For Moses, it was getting Israel out of Egypt. For Joseph, it was to preserve lives.

What are you supposed to do on earth?

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Purpose is the BIG question. Live in such a way that you can answer God in the end “I didn’t waste it!”

Photo credit | Joshua Earle | Unsplash.

About Joseph Iregbu

From a homeless, near-school-dropout to living a story worth telling. Purpose is my passion. What's your story?

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