Seven Keys to Unlocking Your Purpose
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Jesus knew why He was here… “For this purpose the Son of God was manifested that he might destroy the works of the devil.”
Isaiah 14:24 – 27 GOD always has a PURPOSE! There is nothing random in His Kingdom!
Psalm 20:4 You can find your purpose, and when you do will also find joy, passion and energy.
The sad laments – “Why am I here?” The joyfully exuberant exclaims- “This is what I was born for!”
Purpose is always centered in changing people’s lives, in what you leave behind, in what you will be remembered for. Purpose is always centered in others. The difference you will make on earth may not be what you are paid to do.
Seven Keys to Unlock Your Purpose.
1. Turn from the general to the specific.
(It’s easy to say “I want to give God Glory” but requires effort to meet a tangible need)
James warns us of the emptiness of saying to a cold or hungry person, “Be blessed, be warm…”.
Many people will say in general “I want my church to grow”.. Well then, drive the van, pick up somebody, invite your neighbor..be specific! Take specific action!
Others will complain in general…”Kids today are a mess, have no discipline, don’t know the Word!”… That’s easy…want to find pupose? Teach Sunday School! Become a Royal Rangers leader!
2. Move from the temporary to the long-term.
“Give a man a fish, you feed him for a day, teach him how to fish, you have fed him and his family for a lifetime”!
We love quick fixes, Micro-wave answers,short-term applications, instant solutions.
Takes just weeks to grow a squash but years to grow an oak tree! Here in the Kingdom, we invest for the long-term- ETERNITY!
3. Transition from roles to relationships. So vitally important if you want to discover your purpose that you can tell the difference between the two!
Roles=Rules / Relationship=Grace
Roles= Temporary / Relationship=Lifelong
Roles= Authority-who’s in Charge / Relationship= Serving
Roles=systems,policies, procedures / Relationship=PEOPLE
4. Exchange a mediocre mentality for an attitude of excellence.
Good enough is never good enough!
Excellence gets noticed and rewarded! Not legalism or perfectionism! But “I will do my best, and if that’s not quite enough, I’ll do what’s required!”
5. Step out of laissez-faire laziness into disciplined direction.
2 Types of people…those who let life happen, and those who plan their day!
Time is the most valuable resource you have. You trade your time for everything else you want…money, friendship, fitness, learning, entertainment… Only 3% of educated westerners have taken the time to have written down their life-goals, but that 3% control 90% of the wealth of the West!
6. Reverse the lamentation over what you can’t do to a celebration of what you can.
Discover your skills, talents, what energizes you, what you enjoy, what you love inspiring others to do. Consider Nick Vojieck for one! No limbs, but lives a Life Without Limits! (VIDEO)
7. Switch from mental rationalization to faith filled expectation.
We are trained and conditioned from earliest memories to think in the negative. No. Impossible. Too far. Too high! Can’t be done. But those who live a life of purpose DREAM BIG DREAMS! Start asking “what if and why not”?
Martin Luther, William Wilberforce, Martin Luther King Jr., Billy Graham all dared to dream! The Wright brothers flew even though they were the FIRST! Remember, someone always has to be FIRST!
Harry Truman said “Men make history and not the other way around. In periods where there is no leadership, society stands still. Progress occurs when courageous, skillful leaders seize the opportunity to change things for the better.”
“Only one life so soon it will pass only what’s done for Christ will last, only one chance to do his will, so give to Jesus all your days it’s the only life that pays when you recall you have but one life.”
The apostle Paul “Whatever you do, do all to the glory of God, and as for me, for me to live is Christ and to die is gain.” Now, that is purpose! Pastor Myles Holmes firstname.lastname@example.org