Three thoughts which I wish had been shared with me when I was going to school here, one more theoretical, and two practical.
What on earth are you here for?
Pursuit of pleasure, he who dies with the most toys wins, great and noble achievements.
3,000 years ago, King Solomon explored all of these purposes and declared them "meaningless" and many modern non-Christian observers are reaching the same conclusions.
Rick Warren wrote Purpose Driven Life, subtitled “What on Earth am I here For?”
Biblical perspective of our purpose in life
I want to focus on day 31, under “SHAPE: Employing Your Experiences:”
“God never wastes a hurt! In fact your greatest ministry will most likely come out of your greatest hurt. ...God intentionally allows you to go through painful experiences to equip you for ministry to others. The Bible says, "He comforts us in all our troubles so that we can comfort others. When others are troubled, we will be able to give them the same comfort God has given us." If you really desire to be used by God, you must understand a powerful truth: The very experiences that you have resented or regretted most in life - the ones you've wanted to hide and forget- are the experiences God wants to use to help others. They are your ministry...”
“10 For we are God's workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.” Eph 2:10.
In Greek, the word workmanship is: “Poiema” from which we get the word "poem"
From this passage, we learn that we are created by God as a wonderful work of art for the purpose of doing some good works that he has laid out for us.
Diligently seek what the Lord wants you to do with your life. Not what your parents or other people want you to do. It will be framed by the Bible, but it will be intimate and personal as is our Lord.
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