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Your Purpose Is The Big Picture


PRAYER: Holy Father, I thank you for this gift of life that you have given me. Lord I know that my days are numbered and that there is a promise and a purpose for my life. I seek your direction with all my heart and pray you guide my steps every single day. In Jesus name, I ask and receive. Amen.

One of the most important and pervasive messages of Psalm 90:1-12 is that life is short. Death is near at hand.

FOCUS: We want to live in such a way that at the end of our days we can say confidently, “My life was worthwhile.” What help is available to make the most of our days regardless of their number? Psalm 90 reminds us that though life is fleeting, we can live wisely with God’s eternal presence.

The central subject of Psalm 90 is time. It deals with the brevity of human life—there is too little time. But most importantly, the psalm asks how to live life in light of the certainty of death and the fleeting nature of human existence. Part of the answer is to focus first on the eternality of God, the one who gives life (90:1) and makes life purposeful (90:17).

That message may at first seem negative. It may seem even more depressing that our human limits are a sign of God’s wrath. But in fact this psalm is entirely consistent with the message of resurrection. What it really says is that life and eternity belong to God, not to us. The emphasis on death is also closely tied to the awareness that we are sinful creatures. As Psalm 90:8 says, our sins are set before God. They are a sure sign of our limitations, our finitude. Therefore, our lives—and our resurrection—come from the Creator and giver of life. Psalm 90’s focus on death reins us in and reminds us that we live because God holds us in life.

The Psalm 90:12 certainly does not mean to focus on how few days we have. Such a negative focus would rob us of the joy available to us in our days, however brief they may be. The context of the psalm also argues against the notion that we can count on longevity. Instead, the wisdom of “counting our days” seems rather to be in recognizing that each day is a gift and what you choose to do with your time.

How To Setup Meaning Goals In Life:

How do you set develop a plan that will get you from where you are to where you believe God wants you to be in your marriage, your finances, your career, ministry, and your spiritual life?

First, you need a clarifying purpose. This is the big question each one must know. What are we on earth for? Why do you exist? The answer is clear: We all live to glorify God. The purpose of our lives is to glorify God.

GOALS: Five point purpose plan:

Worship: “The chief end of man is to glorify God and enjoy Him forever.”

Fellowship/Membership: God wants you to be a contributing part of His body.

Maturity: God wants you to be spiritually mature – Christlikeness.

Ministry: God wants you to meet a need in the world and in the body of Christ.

Mission: God wants to communicate to the world through you.

This clarifying purpose involves something that you are passionate about. I love my family. I want to see more families brought to Christ. I want to see more fathers leading their families well and mothers being the anchor of all goodness. What are you passionate about?

Bob Biehl, president of Master Planning Group International, suggests six questions to help you identify your passion:

1. What needs that I see in the world are of concern to me?

2. If I could meet any need in the world, what need would I meet?

3. What are the most urgent needs in my country, my community, my work, my school, and my church?

4. What age group or type of people naturally interests me?

5. What are the major needs among my neighbors, my friends, and my family?

6. If I do not meet these needs, who will?

Remember also that your life’s purpose should involve something for which God has given you special gifts. I believe that God has called each one of us to fulfill a unique purpose in the world.

Your purpose is the big picture. You can’t stop there. You must connect your purpose with your life – your daily life. You must have clarifying objectives. Define what you want to be as a follower of Christ? Clarify what do you want to do? Write this down. Write something and then share it with your heavenly Father. Consider the basic components life such as: Spiritual, Physical, Family, Vocational, Personal, Growth, Social, and Financial.

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