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Purpose

There is so much to write about purpose that I am surprised I haven't written much more. 

I talk about it often on my vision boards page. I need to talk about it alot more, because so many of us aren't living it. We're just going through the daily motions of our job, home, school, and any other extracurricular activity we having going on, which is probably for somebody other than ourselves. In fact, many times we put ourselves last within all the other "stuff" we have going on. The other sad part is we could still do all of that and still live a purpose driven life. Many of us just won't do it, because as soon as things get difficult, we stop.

Let me tell you, purpose and easy don't go together. They don't match. If we are going to go towards everything the Lord has for us there is no getting around doing the challenging and constantly going out our comfort zone. Purpose involves total trust in God. There's no half-stepping on that. It's total commitment and when we're in that zone of all in, then God has something to work with. We can't sit around and complain that our life is ho-hum, because we're not busting any moves, then become all bummed out when God doesn't move on our behalf. Why should He when we don't really believe it? We can't say we're wholeheartedly dedicated when we won't take calculated and smart chances towards God's purpose for our lives. When we take a leap for the Lord He will act. We just have to take the first step and continually do that until the mission and goal are accomplished. Then start the entire process over again. That's life -- a purpose driven life. And when we're all about that life, then there's greatness in that, because God gives us so many rewards throughout it all. 

"Many are the plans in the mind of a man, but it is the purpose of the Lord that will stand" (Proverbs 19:21). Purpose is totally worth the effort.
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This blog post is not based on Pastor Rick Warren's book, the The Purpose Driven Life, but here's the link to it. Perhaps you may be able to see what he has to say about purpose, since he's an authority on it: http://purposedriven.com/churchsignup/.

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