Summary: I got this idea from a sermon I saw on SermonCentral. Very few fulfill the purpose of God in their lives so they never fully know the fulness of life God has for them.
“LIVING ON PURPOSE”
LWC July 26, 2009
I’ve teaching on “PURPOSE” on Wednesday nights for some weeks now. It’s something God has impressed on my heart. I know that if we are to live any kind of “Righteous, Successful Christian Lives” we need to understand our “PURPOSE” in life, given by God!
God has a divine “PURPOSE” for each and every single one you here this morning! If you don’t know that “PURPOSE” for your life then you need to find it as quickly as possible!
I look at Juselin and I know that he knows his “PURPOSE” in life. I know my “PURPOSE” in life! I know what this word says about your “PURPOSE” in life because it applies to each and every single on us as well. But there is a specific “PURPOSE” for your life!
William Wallace, the freedom fighter for Ireland, said...
“EVERY MAN DIES BUT NOT EVERY MAN LIVES!”
I believe the same thing applies to Christians as well. Every Christian lives, but, not every Christian LIVES TO THE FULLEST!
FOLK, I WANT AND YOU WANT TO LIVE TO THE FULLEST! IT IS LIVING TO THE “FULLEST” THAT MAKES CHRISTIAN LIVING THE “VIBRANT EXCITING LIFE” THAT IT IS!
IT’S LIVING THE CHRISTIAN LIFE TO THE “FULLEST” THAT CREATES A “PASSION FOR SOULS!” IF YOU CAN’T FIND WITHIN YOU THE POWER TO WIN SOULS FOR CHRIST THEN I HAVE TO QUESTION YOUR “CHRISTIAN LIFE’S FULLNESS!”
I’M NOT SAYING YOU’RE NOT SAVED I’M SAYING I HAVE TO WONDER IF YOU’RE LIVING YOUR CHRISTIAN LIFE TO THE “FULLEST” THAT GOD INTENDED FOR YOU TO LIVE!
I’M REALIZING THAT CHURCH GROWTH COMES WHEN PEOPLE START LIVING THEIR CHRISTIAN LIVES TO THE “FULLEST!” IT CREATES A “VIBRANCY & EXCITEMENT” SO CONTAGIOUS PEOPLE WILL COME TO SEE WHAT IS HAPPENING!
I’m talking about living your life on “PURPOSE” this morning! A “PURPOSE” that is living in the most meaningful manner a human being can, something VIBRANT, EXCITING, UPLIFTING, JET-PROPELLED, MORE THAN JUST AN ORDINARY JUST GET BY EXPERIENCE!
LIVING YOUR LIFE ON “PURPOSE” FOR GOD!
Only you can change that! I know you’re thinking that God does that but you’re wrong! YOU DO THAT! It’s like having a $100.00 and not spending it! If you don’t spend it then it’s worthless! You have the “POWER” to spend that money and not only that “YOU” have the “OBLIGATION” to spend that money!
FOLK, IT IS “YOU” WHO DECIDES WHAT TO DO WITH WHAT YOU “HAVE” OR WHAT IS “AVAILED” TO YOU! IF YOU DON’T THEN GOD WON’T DO IT FOR YOU!
DON’T JUST LIVE YOUR LIFE LIKE IT’S NOTHING IMPORTANT FOR YOU OR FOR THE KINGDOM OF GOD!
GOD HAS PLANS FOR YOU AND YOUR LIFE FOR THE KINGDOM OF GOD! THERE ARE THOSE OUT THERE WHO ARE WAITING FOR YOU TO SHARE WHAT GOD HAS DONE FOR YOU!
GET EXCITED ABOUT WHAT GOD WANTS FOR YOU! GET BUSY WITH GOD’S “PURPOSE” FOR YOUR LIFE!
If there was anybody who ever understood what it was to live on “PURPOSE” it was Paul! Paul had went from a “PERSECUTOR” to a “PROSELYTER!” He started out “PERSECUTING” the church and then found out what his true “PURPOSE” in life was and started “PROSELYTING” from the world to the Kingdom of God!
He lived a life so full of “PURPOSE” that nothing slowed him down! He was an exciting man to be around! Even from the Mamertine Prison he wrote some of his greatest words! He even describes himself as a “MAN OF PURPOSE!”
Paul never said it any clearer than in Philippians 1:21
“FOR ME TO LIVE IS CHRIST, AND TO DIE IS GAIN!”
Here is a man who, without a doubt, understands his “PURPOSE” in life & revels in that “PURPOSE!” Maybe that’s what’s wrong with some many Christians, maybe down deep inside they’ve a rudimentary, primary understanding but they don’t revel in the “PURPOSE!”
But Paul did! It was his “DESIRE!” It was his “PASSION!” It was his “LIFE!” It was his “BREATH & HEARTBEAT!” That is why he could say what he could say about “LIVING & DYING!”
FOLK, WE NEED, AT THE VERY LEAST, A “TASTE” OF WHAT PAUL HAD ABOUT “PURPOSE” IN LIFE!
Paul lived his life on “PURPOSE”! Things didn’t just come & bang him around causing him to go from one side to the other! HE WAS STEADY BECAUSE HE HAD “PURPOSE” IN HIS LIFE!
Ask yourself this morning! “DO I HAVE REAL PURPOSE IN MY LIFE?” Because if you don’t then you Christian Life will suffer for it! BUT, IF YOU DO THEN YOUR CHRISTIAN LIFE WILL BE THE MOST INTERESTING, EXCITING, VIBRANT ASPECT OF YOUR EVERY BREATH & BEAT OF YOUR HEART!
“EVERYBODY” PAUL CAME INTO CONTACT WITH WAS “IMPACTED” BECAUSE OF HIS “PURPOSE!”
Remember! It is one thing to “KNOW ACADEMICALLY” that you have “PURPOSE!” It is quite another thing to “LIVE IT!”