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It's NOT About YOU!

As we look to living a life of purpose on purpose, and as we intentionally live our full existence on purpose, one thing to remember is that none of it is about you. None of what you have, what you do, or who you are is about you. Your life is not about YOU; sorry to say if that's disappointing.

The bible says in Ephesians 2:10 that "we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them." We also read in Jeremiah 1:5 that "Before I formed you in the womb I knew you; Before you were born I sanctified you; I ordained you a prophet to the nations,” says The Lord. Additionally, Isaiah 43:7 says "Everyone who is called by My name, Whom I have created for My glory; I have formed him, yes, I have made him.” Our lives are not about us, but about God's glory. Living our full existence on purpose is living God's plans for our lives, not merely ours.

How then can you bring glory to God? How then can you safely say your actions are in line with His purpose for your life? What can you do here on earth to glorify Him? The Great Commission found in Matthew 28:18-20 is a great place to start. It says "And Jesus came and spoke to them, saying, All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth. Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age. Amen."

The instruction in the Great Commission is to "GO" and make disciples, in essence, share the gospel and good news you've freely received. Not only must we bring the good news to others, but we must also baptize new believers into Christendom, and then teach them what is needed to walk with God. There are different ways to teach; teaching could be didactic, experiential, or observational. Your skill, talent, and abilities given to you by God can be used in some way to fulfill this Great Commission. Ephesians 4: 11-13 says it all, "And He Himself gave some to be apostles, some prophets, some evangelists, and some pastors and teachers, for the equipping of the saints for the work of ministry, for the [a]edifying of the body of Christ, till we all come to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to a perfect man, to the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ."

So, therefore, find that which is your gift, your skill, your resource and plug it into The Great Commission. Be careful not to think that what has been given to you by God is for your pleasures, it is not, it is for service. I've said this before that your life is God's gift to you, what you do with it is your gift back to Him. Remember that it is not about you.

Best wishes,


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