This or That – Making Great Decisions – Purpose/Approval (7/8/18)

Hebrews 11:24-26

Our choices matter…

Three Approaches to Purpose

          1.  Forget about it! There is no purpose. 

          2.  You create your own purpose. 

          3  You were created with purpose You discover it. 

The problem: For most of us, approval becomes  our default mode.

  • If you don’t know the purpose of something, you are likely to misuse it. 
  • If you don’t know the purpose of something ask the one who created it.

Moses

  • Chose purpose over approval.
  • Chose calling over comfort.

The pathway to purpose:

  • Think small ”p”:  in what way will this please God?

The power of Purpose

  • Observation #1:  Purpose diminishes distraction. (Nehemiah)
  • Observation #2:  Purpose pushes you through the pain.
  • Observation #3:  Purpose empowers you to please God. 

We cannot please everybody, but we can live to please God.

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