Our Charge

Discipleship Study - God's Will - 1 Timothy 1:5 - Our Charge - Growing As Disciples

Discipleship Study – God’s Will – 1 Timothy 1:5 – Our Charge – Growing As Disciples

The aim of our charge is love that issues from a pure heart and a good conscience and a sincere faith. 1 Timothy 1:5 (ESV)

Aim

What is your aim in life? What is the charge that guides and directs your life? That is an interesting question. It sounds almost like a trick question. Maybe, trick question, is not the word I am looking for. I suppose that you don’t ask trick questions. I do not. Is it a question that is testing what is in my heart and on my mind? Yes, it is.  Are you asking me about what motivates my life? Yes, I am. I don’t want to have my own aim or charge that guides and directs my life. I don’t want my own desires to motivate my life. What do you mean by that? At one time my life went a thousand different directions based on my temporary and transient motives and desires. I wandered from one thing to another. My life had a constant feeling of aimlessness. I had no real purpose, passion and pursuit in life. I went wherever I wanted to go. I did whatever I wanted to do. My life lacked focus. It was filled full of activity that accomplished very little of real importance. That’s not good. No, it’s not good.

Do you have a question to ask me? Do you have a statement that you would like to make? Yes, I have a question to ask you. I want to know what your aim and charge is for my life? I think your answer to that question is far more important than how I might answer it. Are you sure? No, I’m not sure. Let’s come back to that question later. You did ask me a question. You already know what my aim and charge is for your life. Yes, I do. Your aim and charge for my life is to love you and others. That’s right. How do you feel about that aim and charge for your life? I am excited and challenged to pursue that aim and charge in life. So, you have taken a hold of that aim and charge in life and made it your very own? Yes, I have. Then wouldn’t you say that your aim and charge in life is very important? Yes, I would. Wouldn’t you also say that you now have an aim and charge in life that gives you real purpose and passion and focus, and is the pursuit of your life? Yes, I would. That is very good.

You mentioned aimlessness and wandering. Yes, I did. What will keep you focused on the aim and charge of loving me and others? If I keep my eyes on you, my life will be focused. If I follow you, I will live the life that you have called me to live. If I keep on going and doing whatever you ask of me, I will continue to love you and others. My heart will be pure, my conscience will be good, and my faith will remain strong as I live my life with and for you. I will fulfill the aim and charge of my life. Yes, you will.

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