Your Life Purpose
The Apostle Paul said, "I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus."1
"Stephen Covey once said, 'Be sure that, as you scramble up the ladder of success, it is leaning against the right building.' Many people work hard to achieve goals that they think they want only to find, at the end of the day, they get no joy or satisfaction from their accomplishments. They ask, 'Is this all there is?' This occurs when the outer accomplishment is not in harmony with your inner values. Don't let this happen to you."2
God has a divine purpose for your life. Make sure that you know what it is and that you are, with Godís help, fulfilling it. God's purpose for you will have to do with discovering, developing, and serving God by using the natural and spiritual gifts God has already given to you. And remember that we serve God by serving people. Also make sure that your life-purpose is in harmony with God's will so that your ladder isnít leaning against the wrong wall.
I encourage you to take a moment to write out your life purpose. You may have to do it often and make changes once in a while as God leads you to do so. Repetition with feeling helps program your life purpose into your unconscious mind and belief system. This helps to operate on automatic pilot. I encourage you to write out your God-given life purpose and repeat it at the beginning of every day as part of your daily devotions.
Suggested prayer: "Dear God, thank you that you have a divine purpose for my life. Please help me to discover what it is and to get excellent training so that I can do my utmost to fulfill your purpose for my life and, in so doing, bring glory to your name. Thank you for hearing and answering my prayer. Gratefully, in Jesus' name, amen."
1. Philippians 3:14 (NIV).
2. Brian Tracy, http://www.briantracy.com/.
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Richard (Dick) Innes unless otherwise stated.