Living on purpose is the only way to really live!
“Now when David had served God’s purpose in his own generation…” Acts 13:36 (NIV)
In the Upper Room, as Jesus was concluding his last day of ministry with his disciples, he washed their feet as an example and said, “Now that you know these things, you will be blessed if you do them” John 13:17 (NIV). Once you know what God wants you to do, the blessing comes in actually doing it.
You may wonder, “What about God’s will for my job or marriage? Or where I’m supposed to live or go to school?” Honestly, these are secondary issues in your life, and there may be multiple possibilities that would be in God’s will for you.
What matters most is that you fulfill God’s eternal purposes regardless of where you live or work or whom you marry. Those decisions should support your purposes. Focus on God’s purposes for your life, not your plans, since that’s what will last forever.
It’s easy to drift away from what matters most and slowly get off course. To prevent this, you should develop a purpose statement for your life and then review it regularly.
Imagine what it is going to be like one day, with all of us standing before the throne of God presenting our lives in deep gratitude and praise to Christ. Together we will say, “You are worthy, O Lord our God, to receive glory and honor and power. For you created all things, and they exist because you created what you pleased” Revelation 4:11 (NLT)
We will praise him for his plan and live for his purposes forever!
Point to Ponder: Living with purpose is the only way to really live.
Verse to Remember: “Now when David had served God’s purpose in his own generation…” Acts 13:36 (NIV)
Question to Consider: When will I take the time to write down my answers to life's five great questions? When will I put my purpose on paper?
David V. Jimenez
What We Believe
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