What purpose is driving you?
I recently learned that a certain book had
become the number one best seller of all time.
Wow! But I'm not surprised. The writer is the
pastor of a mega-church. You know one of those
"seeker-friendly" churches I spoke about you in
an earlier blog. Well this same pastor apologized
to the homosexual community for his stand against
gay marriage in California. So I am sure what
purpose was driving him. He is now sitting on
enough cash to “Buy an Island” in his words.
I’m not writing today to bash him or his book.
The truth is he has a good concept. Live your
life with purpose. The problem I see in America
is that we seem to have the wrong purpose in
mind. Some will say, I’m working hard to become a
success and make more money so I can give more.
Others may volunteer without end because it makes
them feel good. But have you ask; What does GOD
want? Trust me when I tell you, God doesn’t
need your money, time, praise or worship. What he
wants is for your heart, and mine to change. Let
me give you an example. We have all seen an
obedient dog walking along without a leash.
You’ve seen them, they obey every command their
master gives them. They sit, stay, fetch, play
dead, roll over and shake at their masters word.
Did you also notice these dogs are all happy? Now
think of the “Ten Commandments” as our leash.God
through his son Jesus has removed the leash. We
had to obey before Jesus but now we obey because
we love him.
This kind of thinking is what one pastor
called a (QUALITY DECISION). You not only have to
change your mind but your behavior, actions,
habits and maybe your relationships. This
decision must become a permanent change of not
only your thinking but your lifestyle as well.
Consider the man in Matthew 19:20-22 The young
man saith unto him, All these things have I kept
from my youth up: what lack I yet? Jesus said
unto him, If thou wilt be perfect, go [and] sell
that thou hast, and give to the poor, and thou
shalt have treasure in heaven: and come [and]
follow me. But when the young man heard that
saying, he went away sorrowful: for he had great
possessions. I’ve given you a lot to think about.
Hope you make the right decision.
God bless. See you soon.
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I loved this!! Confirms so much I've been posting to my friends. God bless you!