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Living with

Purpose

Section 40
Pages 312-319
Monday 22 November 2010
Prov 19:21 - Many are the plans
in a person’s heart, but it is the
LORD’s purpose that prevails.

Acts 13:36 - “Now when David


had served God’s purpose in
his own generation...

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Living on purpose is the
only way to really live.
Everything else is just
existing

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Most people struggle with 3
basic issues:
Identity: who am I?
Importance: do I matter?
Impact: what is my place in life?
All 3 have been answered in the
purposes outlined in PDL - now
you have to do them!
This might mean dropping some
“good” things - but the
essentials must be done - by
developing a purpose
statement for your life
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What is a purpose
Life Statement?

Monday 22 November 2010


A statement that...
Summarises God’s purposes for your life -
your commitment to God’s purpose for you
Points the direction of your life - where are
you headed?
Defines success for you - what is /is not,
important
Clarifies your roles - roles change at different
stages of life, purpose remains the same
Expresses your shape - your uniqueness

Monday 22 November 2010


5 Questions to consider as
you write your statement

Life’s Five Greatest


Questions
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1. Who will be at the
centre of my life?
Worship - who will you live
for? What is your life built
around?
There are many options -
career, family, sport, hobby...
2 Chron. 14:4 - He [Asa] told
Judah to center their lives in
God, the God of their fathers,
to do what the law said, and to
follow the commandments.

Monday 22 November 2010


1. Who will be at the
centre
Worry oflight
is the warning my that life?
God is not at the
centre of your life:
Worship - who will you live
Php 4:6-7 -Don't
for? What is your life built
fret or worry. Instead of
worrying, pray...Before you know it, a
around?
sense
There of God's
are many optionswholeness,
- everything
career,
coming family, sport, hobby...
together for good, will come and
2 Chron. 14:4 - He [Asa] told
settle you down. It's
Judah to center their lives in
wonderful what
happens
God, the God when Christ displaces worry
of their fathers, at
tothe center
do what of said,
the law yourand life
to
follow the commandments.

Monday 22 November 2010


2. What will be the
character of my life?
Discipleship - God is more
interested in what you are than what
you do. Character will go into
eternity, not your career.
2 Peter 1:5 -...building on what
you've been given, complementing
your basic faith with good character,
spiritual understanding, alert
discipline, passionate patience,
reverent wonder, warm friendliness,
and generous love...
Monday 22 November 2010
2. What will be the
character of my life?
Discipleship - God is more
What character qualities
interested in what you are than what
you do. Character will go into
are you working on
eternity, not your career.
2 Peter 1:5 -...building on what
at the
you've been given, moment?
complementing
your basic faith with good character,
Are you
spiritual understanding, happy
alert
discipline, passionate patience,
with
the sin in your
reverent wonder, warm friendliness,
and generous love...
life?
Monday 22 November 2010
3. What will be the
contribution of my life?
Service - ministry in the Body of Christ
- knowing your SHAPE what role do
you fulfill in the family of God?
2 Cor. 9:12 - This service that you
perform is not only supplying the
needs of the Lord’s people but is also
overflowing in many expressions of
thanks to God.
Jn 15:16 - I chose you and appointed
you so that you might go and bear
fruit—fruit that will last
Monday 22 November 2010
4. What will be the
communication of my life?
Mission to unbelievers - your
commitment to share the Good
News, your life lessons, godly
passions, maybe a target group of
people to reach out to, being a good
parent. Your life should validate the
message you proclaim: Php 1:27 -
Whatever happens, conduct
yourselves in a manner worthy of the
gospel of Christ.

Monday 22 November 2010


4. What will be the
communication of my life?
Mission to unbelievers - your
commitment to share the Good
News, your life lessons, godly
passions, maybe a target group of
people to reach out to, being a good
parent. Your life should validate the
message you proclaim: Php 1:27 -
Whatever happens, conduct
yourselves in a manner worthy of the
gospel of Christ.

Monday 22 November 2010


5. What will be the
community of my life?

Fellowship - committed to
other believers and the
family of God, where will
you practice the “one
another” commands of the
Bible?

Monday 22 November 2010


Answer these points, use
any scriptures that help
you in defining your
answer - then take time
to craft your answer.
Develop a slogan which
you can repeat to remind
you of your life purpose.
Focus on fulfilling God’s
eternal purpose for you
and the rest [marriage,
career, college] will fall
into place.
Monday 22 November 2010
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Monday 22 November 2010
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Monday 22 November 2010
1 Thess 2:4 - On the
contrary, we speak as those
approved by God to be
entrusted with the gospel.
We are not trying to please
people but God, who tests
our hearts.
Remember your life is for
God’s plan - don’t waste it
trying to please other people.
This is the generation that
God wants you to serve him
in. This is your time. Will you
serve God now?

Monday 22 November 2010


1 Thess 2:4 - On the
2 Chron 16:9 - For the
contrary, we speak as those
eyes of the
approved LORD
by God range
to be
throughout
entrusted withthe
the earth
gospel.to
strengthen those
We are not trying towhose
please
people
hearts but
are God,
fully who tests
our hearts.
committed to him.
Remember your life is for
1 Cor 9:26 - I do not run
God’s plan - don’t waste it
like
tryingsomeone running
to please other people.
aimlessly
This is the generation that
God wants you to serve him
Php 1:21 - for me to live
in. This is your time. Will you
is Christ,
serve to die is gain
God now?

Monday 22 November 2010


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Remember your life is for
glory
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in. This is your time. Will you
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gain forever

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Point to ponder

Living with purpose in the


only way to really live

Monday 22 November 2010


Verse to remember

Acts 13:36
David...served God’s purpose in
his own generation...

Monday 22 November 2010


Question to consider
When will I take the time to
write down my answers to
life’s five great questions?
When will I put my purpose
on paper?

Monday 22 November 2010