Welcome to DAY THREE fellow traveler!
This journey is about finding our purpose in life according to what God says. DAY TWO I learned that I am no accident. I was uniquely created by a Loving God…He makes No mistakes and He loves me just the way I am…flaws and all…WOO HOO 🙂
This is DAY THREE.
Here is Day Three of “The Purpose Driven Life” by Pastor Rick Warren
DAY THREE: THINKING ABOUT MY PURPOSE (Taken directly from the book, page 35)
TODAY’S FOCUS: ”What Drives Your Life?”
POINT TO PONDER: Living on purpose is the path to peace
BIBLE VERSE: ”You, Lord, give perfect paece to those who keep their purpose firm and put their trust in you.” Isaiah 26:3 (TEV)
QUESTION TO PONDER: What would my family and friends say is the driving force in my life? What do I want it to be?”
Here are the treasures I found from DAY THREE:
What drives my life?? I asked my family and friends and the general consensus of the driving force in my life is how I began learning about nutrition after my Dad had a stroke and later died…putting myself through many health & wellness certification programs…how I love teaching people about health & wellness BUT more importantly is how I am available to help those around me in need…a softly spoken word of encouragement or a hug.
I am happy to hear that I am a positive influence in the lives of those around me. I have a couple of cousins and a dear friend who call me their angel…NOT that I am all that angelic…I hope it is JESUS shining through me…I WANT them to know that they matter.
I don’t think I am all that great…it is God working through me…I have a LONG way to go. Helping people is a passion of mine, so I can agree that it is a driving force. My weakness is that I do not rely on God…many times I am flying along at my speed under my own strength. I get into trouble that way. Running ahead of God again and again.
God asks, “What did you do with my son, JESUS CHRIST?” Did I accept what He did for me and did I learn to love & trust Him? Yes, I have accepted Him…however it was mostly at face value…on the surface…not deep. I am hoping this journey will leave me clinging to JESUS as if my life depended on it…because it REALLY DOES.
God asks again, “What did you do with what I gave you?” What am I doing with this life that God has given me…my talents, my strengths, my time, my gifts, my opportunities, my energy and my resources? I have taken a look in the mirror and I can say that I have spent far more on myself that on others. I need to focus more on others.
We feel fulfillment in a focused life, our purpose gets done. Knowing our purpose produces passion. Instead of running in many different “good” directions and never going any where on God’s intended pathway for each of us; when we find our purpose, it is then that our passion ignites us from within AND we are free to focus on fulfilling it.
Reference: “The Purpose Driven Life” by Rick Warren, 2002 Zondervan, Grand Rapids, Michigan, pages 27-35
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