What's Your Purpose in Life? - Thursdays dose - September 29th 2011

Thursdays dose - September 29th 2011 


What's Your Purpose in Life?


"From the Apostle Paul: "I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. Now there is in store for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will award to me on that day—and not only to me, but also to all who have longed for his appearing." - 2 Timothy 4:7-8, (NIV). 


"Josh McDowell tells about an executive 'headhunter' who recruits
corporate executives for large firms. This headhunter once told
McDowell that when he interviews an executive, he likes to disarm
him. 'I offer him a drink,' said the headhunter, 'take off my coat,
undo my tie, throw up my feet and talk about baseball, football,
family, whatever, until he's all relaxed. Then, when I think I've got
him relaxed, I lean over, look him square in the eye and say, "What's your purpose in life?" It's amazing how top executives fall apart at that question.'


"Then he told about interviewing one fellow recently. He had him all
disarmed, had his feet up on his desk, talking about football. Then
the headhunter leaned over and said, 'What's your purpose in life,
Bob?' And the executive said, without blinking an eye, 'To go to
heaven and take as many people with me as I can.'


"'For the first time in my career,' said the headhunter, 'I was
speechless.'"


If you ask this same question to scores of people over the years in
seminars, just about everybody believes God has a God-given life
purpose for them, but when you ask them what it is, very few have
ever carefully thought through it and written it down.


If we want to die well, we need to live well, and if we are to live
well, it is imperative that we know what our God-given life purpose
is and with God's help give it our best shot.


Prayer: "Our Heavenly Father, please help me to discern my God-given life purpose so that I know exactly what it is. And please help to fulfill this purpose so when I come to the end of my life's journey,
I will know that I have not lived in vain. Thank you for hearing and
answering my prayer. Gratefully, In Jesus loving Name I Pray, Amen."


Have a Blessed Thursday and God Bless you all.
Courtesy: Daily Dose Team

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