Your Life Has a Purpose–Always

Blue Background by Rosaura Ochoa and Quote by Holley Gerth

My Grandpa flew from far away to see us for Christmas. He’s 93 years old and when my Mom asked him about the secret to aging well he said this, “Don’t worry about it. It only happens one day at a time.”

His words echoed in my mind and heart. And I realized there are two kinds of people: Those who see life as a process of getting “over the hill” and then going into a decline. Then the second, like my Grandpa, see life as a continual climb with heaven at the pinnacle. “Blessed are those whose strength is in you,whose hearts are set on pilgrimage…They go from strength to strength,till each appears before God in Zion.” {Ps 84:5-7}

If you belong to Jesus, you are never over the hill. You are created to go from strength to strength. And, yes, your body will weaken and ultimately fail. But the core of who you are doesn’t have to. “Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day” {2 Cor 4:16}.

Here’s the bottom line: You are not done until you hear “Well done, good and faithful servant” from the lips of your Master in heaven.

That means if you’re reading this then there is more for you to do, people who need you, and a purpose for your life. That is true whether you are thirteen or ninety-three like my Grandpa. When it comes to the climb of life it’s not perfection that matters. Instead it’s being utterly relentless and refusing to give up, give in or stay down.

Go, girl, go.

There is still more ahead for you.

And I’m cheering you on all the way…


Holley Gerth


p.s. If you’d like more encouragement, there are about 100 posts linked up for Coffee for Your Heart this week and each one has something to pour into you!


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photo background by Rosaura Ochoa

About Holley

About Holley

Wall Street Journal Bestselling Author and Life Coach

I like humans, words, and good coffee. And I’d love to help you beat what’s holding you back, become all you’re created to be, and kick butt for the greater good.

Cheering you on,


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