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Live Love Discover: Purpose & Power
the reason for which something is done or created or for which something exists.
a person's sense of resolve or determination.
Compound word-Two words in one
Pro (latin): forth
Pausare (late Latin, from Greek Pausis): to stop, rest, cease, pause
Evolved into the old french
Poser: to put into place
Porposer: to put forth
Into…our modern understanding..
Purpose: intention, aim goal
Forth means there is a destination
Pausere tells us that in moving forward towards the destination but
We will require stop at certain point, to rests, evaluate and be given
directions or instructions for the next step. (refer to study tool below)
This tells me that purpose is a process of being lead, moving forward
action and pausing and total dependence on direction.
So who are we getting our direction from?
The beautiful partnership between the human race and the creator of the universe
WE HAVE ARE PREDESTINED
10 For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.
WE CARRY POWER AND INFLUENCE
Matthew 5:13-16 ESV
“You are the salt of the earth, but if salt has lost its taste, how shall its saltiness be restored? It is no longer good for anything except to be thrown out and trampled under people's feet. “You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden. Nor do people light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on a stand, and it gives light to all in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven.
HONOR THE DIRECTOR OF THE MASTER PLAN
1 Corinthians 10:31 ESV
So, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God.
PAUSING AND EVALUATING
Romans 12:2 ESV
Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.
THE BENEFITS OF PROPER PURPOSE
Romans 8:28 ESV
And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose.
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