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Renewed Purpose

by Seth Forrester

In this season of life, with all of the craziness that has seemed to surround us, God has been teaching me that my identity rests solely in him. Throughout my life, I have often believed that I could find meaning and a sense of belonging in others and their opinions of me. While there was pleasure, there was no true satisfaction or peace that I had been searching for. I selfishly chose to continue my pursuit of what I thought joy and satisfaction should look like, but I chose them outside of the realm of Jesus.

However, over the course of 2020 God has freed me from the thoughts and sins that have entangled me. He has renewed a sense of purpose and belonging in my life. Through my CBR group, a community that I have found at Fellowship Greenville, and through the scriptures we have studied throughout this year...I have been able to see that my identity is in Jesus and I belong to him. There has been such joy in working through the Bible with my CBR group and today (John 15:16) there was yet another reminder that God chose me and that I am to be satisfied in Him. 

While 2020 hasn’t been the most popular year, I am thankful for the lessons I have been able to learn by being forced to slow down and hear from Jesus. 

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