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Monday, October 31, 2011

#PowerandPurpose #PRAYER Blast, 7am EST...!

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Thursday, October 27, 2011

(#PowerandPurpose) The 11th Commandment...!

People with a clear-cut sense of purpose can withstand many challenges, inconveniences, and difficulties that others cannot. They do not give up. They do not break the 11th commandment, “Thou Shalt Not Whine.”

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

(#PowerandPurpose) Living Purpose With Trouble in Mind

The first thing is to have faith in God.  The second thing is that we can speak in confidence when we pray.  Jesus said that when you ask God for something in your prayers, believe that you receive them and you will have them.  Keep in mind that this isn’t a blank check so to speak since we know that our desires will be affected by the Spirit of God that lives in us.

Why can’t we just believe that God will work it out—not that we just sit back and do nothing though?  Why can’t we just trust God?  What happens such that the baby faith that we had in God is replaced by uncertainty and fear to trust?  Life happens.  Consider what Jesus said about that with regard to the Word of God.

Matthew 13:22 (NKJV) -- {22} Now he who received seed among the thorns is he who hears the word, and the cares of this world and the deceitfulness of riches choke the word, and he becomes unfruitful.

Life comes in and shows us a picture that is contrary to our faith.  Life shows us how people are suffering and dying and we start to wonder why we should expect not to be a part of that suffering group.  We start to lose faith in God because we are not sure if God will do it for us.  We may believe that He can do anything, but that He may not do it for us.  Again, why not just believe God all the way.  If it turned out bad then at least I was faithful until the end.  Why not do that since we don’t know what tomorrow holds anyway?  Why not pursue tomorrow as if things will work out?

Monday, October 24, 2011

(#PowerandPurpose) Purpose-Packaged Talents

You have talents that came with the package. All have at least one thing that you can do better than anyone else. Use it for God's purpose.

There are gifts that God has given to us to be used in the Church for God's glory and purpose.

Your purpose defines who you are.

Your purpose will drive you. Even when you are low on gas.

Your purpose will motivate you when you feel like hanging up the gloves.

Why didn't Muhammad Ali retire after he fought Foreman?  Because his purpose was bigger than George Foreman.

Why didn't Roberto Duran stop fighting after his defeat to Sugar Ray Leonard?  Because he was destined to be a fighter and no matter what.  That's all he knew what to do.

Purpose will give you determination to conquer.

#PowerandPurpose #PRAYER BLAST, 7am EST...!

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Sunday, October 23, 2011

(#PowerandPurpose) My Purpose is No Mistake

Success is NOT PURPOSE. Many people in the world are successful and have millions of dollars but they live a miserable life because they have no purpose.

What is purpose?

Related words destination, direction; aim, goal, mission, objective, point; ambition, aspiration; proposal, proposition the will of God is His purpose.

You were designed by God for a specific purpose. Some shorter, some taller, some skinny, some chubby, some have one eye, some have two. No matter what God loves you and will use you the way that you are. You are not a mistake.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Far Greater Purpose (#PowerandPurpose)

The purpose of your life is far greater than your own personal fulfillment, your peace of mind, or even your happiness. It's far greater than your family, your career, or even your wildest dreams and ambitions. If you want to know why you were placed on this planet, you must begin with God.

Monday, October 17, 2011

(#PowerandPurpose) Attracting Other People with Your Purpose

When you have  a clearly defined purpose for your life, the amazing thing is, when you know where you’re going, other people want to come along.  You’ll find that other people want to jump on your bandwagon, other people want to help.  The world is looking for people of purpose.  You’re an example.

When Troy started MCC in 1968 he was very clear about what MCC was to be and, over the years, others have come along and joined him in offering a church home which does not discriminate.

Nothing is quite as powerful as a life lived on purpose.  If you want to look at the people who have made the greatest impact in this world, they weren’t the smartest or the wealthiest or the best educated.  The people who’ve made the greatest impact are those people who have purpose and passion.  They have a purpose that they feel passionate about.  Another word for that is conviction.  Conviction rules the world.  The people who have had the deepest convictions for right or for wrong are those who have made the greatest difference in this world.  They have believed what they’ve believed.  They had a purpose that they were passionate about.  The world follows people with a purpose.

#PowerandPurpose #PRAYER BLAST, 7am EST...!

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Sunday, October 16, 2011

Concentration of Purpose (#PowerandPurpose)

A purpose allows you to focus your life.  It gives you a track to run on.    I often find that I don't have enough time to do everything I want to do.  This is because I fall for the lie of the world which says  “You can have it all!”

You can’t have it all.  It’s not true.  You cannot have it all.  Selection is the name of the game and you have to choose what you’re going to build your life around.  Don’t try to have it all.  You can’t do everything in life.  The Good News is God doesn’t expect you to do everything in life.  And on top of that, there’s only a few things worth doing in the first place.  When you get a purpose,  it allows you to focus, to concentrate your life.  Because when you develop a purpose statement for your life, it defines not only what you do but what you don’t do.  It eliminates a bunch of the trivia.    I have discovered that most people don’t intend to waste their life.  They don’t intentionally mess up.  They don’t intentionally sabotage their own life.  They don’t intentionally blow it.  But they do it because they get distracted.  They get distracted from what’s really important.  We’re going to talk about that next week, helping you to clarify what are your own values that are really important to you.

If you want to make a difference in your life and you want to find fulfillment, you must be a focused person.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Purpose Creates Motivation (#PowerandPurpose)

Purpose decreases frustration and increases motivation.

If I don’t have a purpose, why get out of bed?  Why get up in the morning?  Why make any effort.  The fact is, most people just kind of drift through life.  They’re kind of battered around.  They’re controlled by circumstances.  You talk to somebody and say, "How's it going?” and they say, “Not so bad considering the  circumstances.”  You want to say, “What are you doing under them?!?”  You should be on top of them.  Circumstances are like a feather mattress.  You get underneath  them and you suffocate.  You get on top and you rest easy.

Let me tell you the secret of lasting change.  Let me tell you the secret of energy, of motivation, of enthusiasm in life.  How do you get motivated in life?  Simple.  Discover your personal purpose in life.  When you do that, it motivates you to get out of bed.  You have a different attitude when you get up.  When you wake up in the morning you can either say, “Good morning, Lord!” or “Good Lord, it’s morning!”  Part of the difference is, do you have a purpose?  Do you have a purpose in life?

The secret of energy and enthusiasm and motivation is to discover your life purpose.  Why?  Because having the purpose gives you hope.  And everybody needs hope to keep going.

The Bible says that you cannot even imagine what God wants to do in your life.  Ephesians 3:20 says that “God is able to do far more than we think or ask or imagine, infinitely beyond our highest prayers, hopes and dreams.”  That’s what God wants to do in your life.  Discover your plan, your purpose.  Your frustration will decrease, your motivation will increase.