You are welcome to another exciting moment in this edition. Last time, I taught on, living a meaning life. Today, I will be sharing with you on, Be Purpose Driven.
Until you discover your purpose for living, character building might be an odious task. But when you discover purpose, it gives you a sense of direction, it gives you focus and you know, focus is power. Talking about Jesus, the Bible says in Hebrews 12:2: Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God.
He endured the cross, why? He could see a crown awaiting him. Talking about Daniel, the Bible says that he purposed in his heart not to defile himself (Daniel 1:8). He was a slave, but he must have told himself, “Even though there are chains on my hands and feet, I know that my destiny is not chained.”
There are many aspects to having a true sense of purpose. We need to create a full and balanced understanding of what these elements are. Developing a rounded sense of purpose enables us to enjoy fully, all the aspects of our lives. Too often, the idea of a purpose-driven life is equated with a driven life.
Being driven tends to refer to the feeling of pressure to be always in action, always striving, and never arriving. This is also often related purely to material success, and neglects the importance of living a complete and rounded life. If we become too single-minded in our concept of purpose, it is very easy to fall into the trap of becoming driven or obsessive.
Purpose helps you see beyond the present to the future. Purpose is power. So, as a young man, when you see others getting involved in different things that you know are contrary to God’s Word, and are falling into character crisis, tell yourself, “I am not like others, I am different. I know where I am going. Everybody else may be doing it, but not me.”
Don’t follow the crowd, follow the cloud. When you follow the cloud, it gives you direction and you enjoy a covering. Receive the grace to be purpose-driven in Jesus’ name.
You need God to be purpose-driven! Are you ready to have a relationship with your Maker? If you are, please say this prayer: “Dear Lord Jesus, I come to You today as a sinner. Forgive me of my sins. I believe You died and rose on the third day for my sins. I accept You as my Lord and Saviour. Make me a child of God today. Thank You for accepting me into Your Kingdom.”
Congratulations, you are now born again! I believe that you will begin to experience the reality of the price that Jesus paid for your sins at Calvary. All-round rest and peace are guaranteed you in Jesus’ Name! Call or write, and share your testimonies with me through email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org; OR 07026385437 and 08141320204.
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