Living With Purpose

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Living with Purpose: This is an amazing teaching God blessed us with. One of the most frustrating things for me as a Pastor is to see people who live life with no sense of purpose. The most super frustrating thing is to see people who come to God and get a sense of His purpose and begin to grow and somewhere they let His purpose go and go back to living for self.
I see so many people lost, just wandering thinking maybe they will just fall into this great, perfect place and it does not happen that way.

Almost 90% of people hate their lives, jobs, etc. We live in a world where many just exist, they are surviving but they are not THRIVING. They are alive but not living the Abundant Life that God promised to those who follow and obey Him.

Here is the way I see it, purpose is like a treasure map. The map is God and His Word and His Ways. God says start here and at this will lead to an amazing fulfilled rewarding supernatural life, that your children and their children will inherit, the blessings, the power, the journey is super Amazing and exciting.
The other map is our culture and human map. This is what most people use. It has a start and just goes around and around and around, busy but no progress, no purpose higher than selfs greeds and lusts. This map is all about ME. Lost, lost and empty, selfish, unfulfilled, lacking so much love, hope, power, Most of all Purpose.

PURPOSE CAN GUIDE YOUR LIFES DECISIONS, INFLUENCE YOUR BEHAVIOR, SHAPE YOUR GOALS, OFFER A SENSE OF DIRECTION, AND CREATE MEANING.

Jesus knew His Purpose: to do the Fathers Will. To represent our Father in the flesh here in the earth. David started with Gods Purpose but made a few detours and got lost for a few seasons. God sends people when David is on the run, and hiding scared in a cave to draw him back into purpose.

WHEN YOU KNOW WHAT YOU STAND FOR, AND DO WHAT YOU BELIEVE IN, YOUR CONFIDENCE AND SELF-WORTH WILL BE SKY-HIGH, REGARDLESS OF HOW MUCH CHALLENGES AND TRIALS YOU GO THRU. GO THRU. PURPOSE WILL LEAD YOU IN BLESSINGS.

LIVING WITH PURPOSE MEANS YOU SET PRIORITIES THAT ALIGN WITH WHAT’S MOST IMPORTANT TO YOU AND YOU MAKE PROGRESS EACH DAY. YOU LIVE A BALANCED LIFE, MEANING THE TIME AND ENERGY YOU INVEST IS SPENT PROPORTIONALLY ON THE THINGS THAT MATTER MOST TO YOU. YOU LIVE WITH PASSION. PEOPLE WHO LIVE WITH PURPOSE LIVE WITH PASSION.

YOUR PURPOSE: WHAT LEGACY DO YOU WANT TO LEAVE? YOU WILL BE KNOWN FOR SOMETHING. YOU WILL BE KNOWN FOR SOMETHING. YOU WILL BE KNOWN FOR SOMETHING.

REALIZE THIS: IF YOU WANT TO STOP ASKING “WHAT IS THE MEANING OF MY LIFE”, FINDING AND LIVING YOUR PURPOSE IS NOT ONLY SOMETHING YOU CAN DO, IT’S SOMETHING YOU MUST DO. YOU CAN CONTINUE TO LIVE A BORING LIFE WITHOUT SUSTAINED GUIDANCE AND DIRECTION.

THE LITTLE MOUSE IN THE CAGE ON HIS RUNNING WHEEL. HE GOES SO FAST ROUND AND ROUND AND ROUND HE GOES BUT WHEN HE STOPS HE HAS GONE NO WHERE. NO PROGRESS, NO CHANGE, NO GROWTH, BUSY BUT STUCK.

HELEN KELLER SAID IT BEST, “ MANY PERSONS HAVE A WRONG IDEA OF WHAT CONSTITUTES TRUE HAPPINESS. IT IS NOT ATTAINED THROUGH SELF-GRATIFICATION BUT THROUGH FIDELITY TO A WORTHY PASSION.

Your purpose or lack of purpose guides your life’s decisions, influences your behavior, shapes your goals, offers a sense of direction and creates meaning for your life.
This is why most of the people walking the planet are lost, even in the church. Over 80% of church attenders just go sit and listen, but do not really live the life offered by God.

Lost, lost, lost, no direction, boring, depressed, no priorities, no balance, no life.

YOU WILL BE KNOWN FOR SOMETHING, WHAT IS IT??????

ACTS 13:36. “For David, after he had served the purpose of God in his own generation, fell asleep and was buried among his fathers and experienced decay [in the grave];”

PURPOSE CAN GUIDE YOUR LIFES DECISIONS, INFLUENCE YOUR BEHAVIOR, SHAPE YOUR GOALS, OFFER A SENSE OF DIRECTION, AND CREATE MEANING.

THIS IS MAP FOR YOUR LIFE, THIS IS HOW YOU LIVE NOT JUST ON SUNDAY. THIS IS YOUR GUIDE, DIRECTION, AND OTHERS WILL SEE AND FOLLOW.

YOUR PURPOSE CAN NOT BE DEFINED OUTSIDE OF GOD. IT MUST COME FROM GOD. EVERYTHING WE DO MUST COME FROM A GOD CENTER, IF NOT GOD THEN IT COMES FROM SELF. TO PLEASE GOD OR SELFISH THE HUMAN SIDE AND ME.
I BELIEVE WHEN WHEN WE GET THE REVELATION OF GODS PURPOSE FOR OUR LIVES IT WILL INSPIRE YOU, FIRE YOU UP, FILL YOU WILL JOY AND HOPE AND POWER.

JOSEPH & YVONNE LEPHIEW STARTED OUT CHASING AFTER WEALTH AND SUCCESS. WE WERE GOING AFTER REAL ESTATE BUSINESS. HE LET US, BUT THAT WAS NOT OUR PURPOSE. I REMEMBER WHEN I PUT UP THE REAL ESTATE BOOKS AND GRABBED THE BIBLE AND CHOSE HIS PURPOSE THAT IS MY PURPOSE. YVONNE DID BUT SHE CRIED FOR HOURS AND HOURS I HAVE RECORDED ON TAPE HER CRYING AND CHOOSING HIS PURPOSE, HIS WILL FOR OUR LIVES.

DAVID SERVED THE PURPOSE OF GOD. THE KJV BIBLE SAYS DAVID SERVED THE WILL OF GOD, THIS WAS AND IS OUR PURPOSE.

WHAT GOD WANTS FOR US. WHAT GOD SPEAKS FOR US. MANY DO NOT EVEN CONSULT GOD ABOUT THIER LIVES, RELATIONSHIPS, FINANCES, OCCUPATIONS, FUTURES, HEALTH, SPIRITUAL, ETC………..

I think this is the reason for so much sin, sickness, unhappiness, greed, lust, abuses, suicides, addictions, etc……….. People are lost from the the purpose & will of God.

This is my map, this is where i get my direction and guidance, from God and His Word and His Way, His Holy Spirit.

“For we are His workmanship [His own master work, a work of art], created in Christ Jesus [reborn from above–spiritually transformed, renewed, ready to be used] for good works, which God prepared [for us] beforehand [taking paths which He set], so that we would walk in them [living the good life which He prearranged and made ready for us].”
EPHESIANS 2:10 AMP

We are His work of art. Created in Christ Jesus, reborn from above, renewed, ready to be used for His good works. Which God planned and prepared for us

Living the good life which He prearranged and made ready for us. We get away from the good life, the God life when we allow situation, circumstances to get us off from following His Map, His way of doing life and we start to follow the map of fears, failures, scared, hopeless, lonely ness, greed, etc. and we get lost and wander away from the Good life He prearranged for us.

God created our purpose, but you will never discover it outside of Him. Many of Gods people get tired of waiting and go start creating form desperation. This is what Sarah and Abraham did, they got tired of trusting God and waiting on God so they went and did the human thing making it appear to be Gods Purpose.

“The thief comes only in order to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have and enjoy life, and have it in abundance [to the full, till it overflows].”
JOHN 10:10 AMP

Steals your joy, faith, power, anointing, your passion, your direction, etc.

The thief whats to steal your God Purpose and get you and i to trade it for selfish. He came to give us life, abundant life, to the full till it overflows.

“So then, my dear ones, just as you have always obeyed [my instructions with enthusiasm], not only in my presence, but now much more in my absence, continue to work out your salvation [that is, cultivate it, bring it to full effect, actively pursue spiritual maturity] with awe-inspired fear and trembling [using serious caution and critical self-evaluation to avoid anything that might offend God or discredit the name of Christ]. For it is [not your strength, but it is] God who is effectively at work in you, both to will and to work [that is, strengthening, energizing, and creating in you the longing and the ability to fulfill your purpose] for His good pleasure.”
PHILIPPIANS 2:12-13 AMP

“And we know [with great confidence] that God [who is deeply concerned about us] causes all things to work together [as a plan] for good for those who love God, to those who are called according to His plan and purpose.”
ROMANS 8:28 AMP

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