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Faith Workout: Purpose With Power

The purpose in a man's heart is like deep water, but a man of understanding will draw it out.

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Ephesians 3

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“Why am I here?”  This is one of three most important questions we will ever ask.  We ask because we desire purpose.  We want our lives to matter.  We were designed to ask this question.  But even when we address this question accurately, we must ask two other questions to find power to truly live on purpose.

Question #1“Where did I come from?”  Purpose is empowered when we point to a Purposer.  Design demands a Designer, buildings point to builders, and the Bible proclaims “the Builder of all things is God” (Hebrews 3:4)  When we connect our purpose to the Creator we are empowered to truly live.

Question #2“Where am I going?”  Purpose is empowered when see eternal meaning in what we do.  This reminds us of the main reason people quit training.  When they can't see the long-term benefits they lose motivation.  We desire to know what we do matters now, but we can't be sure it matters if it's not guaranteed to last.

This is why the Bible points to an eternal power behind our purpose when it proclaims, “All athletes are disciplined in their training. They do it to win a prize that will fade away, but we do it for an eternal prize.  So I run with purpose in every step.” (1 Corinthians 9:25)

We find all three questions answered when we look to Jesus.  Our purpose in all things is to follow Jesus.  All things were made through Him and for Him.  Jesus paved the way for our eternal home through His resurrection, and He invites us to join Him.  He is the power to live our purpose forever.

AthleteWords OF THE DAY

But you are a man of God; so run from all these evil things. Pursue righteousness and a godly life, along with faith, love, perseverance, and gentleness.  Fight the good fight for the true faith. Hold tightly to the eternal life to which God has called you, which you have declared so well before many witnesses. – 1 Timothy 6:11-12

I pray that from his glorious, unlimited resources he will empower you with inner strength through his Spirit.  Then Christ will make his home in your hearts as you trust in him.” – Ephesians 3:16-17

 

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One Response to Faith Workout: Purpose With Power

  1. Rhianna Josh Adams
    Rhianna Josh Adams August 12, 2015 at 11:11 pm #

    I love this Andy!!!!