What does it mean to live your life on purpose? To have a purpose creates hope and desire. Have you ever thought on a deeper level about your purpose? You see lots of purpose that is misdirected; the desire to fit in, the desire for things of the world, everyone needs a purpose or they become hopeless. True hope is built only on the foundation of Christ and His finished work on the cross.
Here is my purpose statement.
To love the Lord with all my heart, with all my soul, with all my strength and with all my mind
Deuteronomy 6:5 / Matthew 22:37
To lead my wife and family and to be the man God wants me to be
Ephesians 5:25-28 / Titus 2:1 / Deuteronomy 6:6-9 / Ephesians 6:4
To be obedient to the word of God in my daily life
John 14:15 / 1 Corinthians 7:19
Love and serve the body of Christ
John 13:35 / Galatians 6:10
Be an ambassador for Christ, spreading the good news of salvation and calling the lost to repentance
2 Timothy 4:2 / Acts 9:20 / Acts 8:35 / Ephesians 6:20 / 2 Corinthians 5:20 / Acts 17:30
Grow in faith and knowledge of the Lord
Acts 17:2 / Matthew 4:4 / Matthew 5:6
I don’t fulfill this perfectly but it is my hope and my desire to live this out to the glory of God. My purpose becomes His purpose. I don’t know of any higher calling. I hope you are encouraged today to go through this simple exercise to write out a statement for yourself. I keep mine in my bible and refer to it often.
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This is great Kevin! I love to see a witness of living out the Word of God daily. I just finished “1,000,000,000 miles in a 1,000 years.” It encourages us to have a story, that is a life purpose that tells a story. Honoring the Lord, living for Him, being obedient to His Word and His will is a life purpose. We made a Family Purpose Statement when our children were 4 and 7, they are now 26 and 29. It still hangs on our fridge, a little faded but its words still ring true. All four of us contributed then we made it into several short cohesive sentences the kids could memorize.
“The Estler’s will be kind, compassionate and forgiving to all people at all times. (Eph. 4:32/our son’s contribution) We know that God is in control (our daughter)and does not make mistakes.(me)
We will depend upon Him and not man. (Prov. 3:5-6 Steve).
Keep churning ’em out, they are so worthwhile!
from the heart,