Monday, June 02, 2008

Purpose Driven Thoughts: Day Three

* Gods purpose is not limited by your past

* Without a purpose, life is trivial, petty, and pointless

* Knowing your purpose give meaning to your life.

* Philippians 3:13 - "I am focusing all my energies on this one thing: forgetting the past and looking forward to what lies ahead."

* Knowing your purpose motivates your life.

* Living to create an earthly legacy is a short-sighted goal.

What would my family and friends say is the driving force of my life? What do I want to be?

Music has always been a big part of my life. As a child there are home movies of me singing. There is something about music that just drives me. Im always listening to music. If Im not listening to it Im singing. God willing I want to always do something with music. I hope to have my own worship band in my local church some day. I love nothing more than worshipping God through music...

Sunday, June 01, 2008

Purpose Driven Thoughts: Day Two

* God never does anything accidentally, and he never makes mistakes.

* If there was no God, we would all be "accidents", the result of astronomical random chance in the universe. (We would have no purpose in life)

I know that God uniquely created me. What areas of my personality, background, and physical appearance am I struggling to accept?

I have always struggled to be positive about who I am. Sometimes I get so down on myself when I make a mistake it can bother me for days. Even if I dont express it, it still bothers me. With my physical appearance Ive always hate how short I am! As silly as it sounds I struggle with that a lot, and the fact that I am not physically strong like most people in the Army. But I praise God because I am fearfully and wonderfully made! God created me to worship him, and with all my strength, I will do so. Whats even more amazing, is that when I am stubborn and dont recognize God or deny him, HE STILL LOVES ME!

In this second chapter Rick Warren talks about how important we are as creatures of God. Everything was made because God willed it. If you read Psalm 139 the psalmist praises God that he is "fearfully and wonderfully made". No matter where we go God will always be there. In the dark just as much as he is in the light.
God knows each and every one of us so well to the point that before a word is even on our tongue, God knows it! Gods grace is never ending, and I am very thankful for that.
"How precious to me are your thoughts Oh God, how vast are the sum of them! Were I to number them they would out number the grains of the sand."