“And he said to them, “Let us go on to the next towns, that I may preach there also, for that is why I came out.” “ Mark 1:38 (ESV)


Jesus had just spent the day before ministering and teaching all over town.  He healed the sick.  Verse 32 says that there were many who were sick or oppressed by demons and HE healed them.  In fact, Scripture says that the whole city came looking for him!


So, the next morning comes and typically one would expect that Jesus would finish the work HE began, right?  Verse 35 says that Jesus rose early, prayed, and after HE was found, HE told the disciples that they had to go onto the next town, “…for that is why I came out.”


Once we experience great success, it’s tempting to want to stay in that realm of “success” but not Jesus.  HE understood why HE came, and HE remained focused on that purpose.  Sometimes success can be just as much of a distraction as other things.


Do you know your purpose? Are you focused on walking in that purpose?  I encourage you to be relentless in finding your purpose and walking in it.  If you’re a part of Linked UP Church, we offer Next Step 3 to guide you in that discovery.  Life is too short to live outside of who God designed you to be.

Application For The Day:

What is one task you can do today that will move you forward in a personal goal?  Write it down and get it done within the next 24 hours.  Recognize a distraction in your life today and purposefully replace that distraction with that one task.  If you haven’t taken Next Steps 3, commit to doing so the next time it’s offered.

Prayer For The Day:

Father God, I am designed for purpose by YOU!  I yield myself to the voice of the Holy Spirit and will accomplish something TODAY that will move me forward in my purpose.  Whether it’s walking in the Fruit of the Spirit or creating that business plan, I will walk in purpose on purpose today!!!  Help me to recognize opportunities to walk in that purpose, in Jesus’ Name.

    Posted at 12:29h, 18 January Reply

    To God Almighty be the glory. I am totally in agreement with this scripture, and I am grateful to God for his grace and for given me life and sense of accomplishment . I am truly committed and grateful for this opportunity to live a purposeful driven life. .

  • Jamari Mcclaurin
    Posted at 12:31h, 18 January Reply

    I can read the Bible when I get up, and when I go to sleep.s

    Posted at 12:32h, 18 January Reply

    Dear God, help me to walk in Your purpose. Show me that purpose so that I may walk in obedience to You.
    as I’m searching for it

  • Coach 🏀wens Sr.
    Posted at 19:11h, 18 January Reply

    Blessings from the Creator to awake everyday, and fulfill His will and Purpose for my life in His Presence through His Holy Spirit control my thoughts, choices, emotions and words.
    Every word of God is flawless!
    In Jesus we pray AMEN!

  • Lisa Lovanice
    Posted at 11:45h, 20 January Reply

    Thank you for perfecting that which concerns me. Oh Lord.! Show me your purpose, for my life & help me to move closer to accomplishing your will for me. Amen!!!

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