Life Steps: Discovering Your Purpose

“Life Steps” Part 3 “Discovering Your Purpose” September 18, 2016

Psm. 139:13-18 – NLT

*God views all humanity as individuals

*To understand your purpose you must begin with God!

Col. 1:15-16 – NLT

*”Unless you assume a God, the question of life’s purpose is meaningless.” Bertrand Russell

*Life and Purpose will never make sense apart from God

Five statements of God’s care for us in Psalms 139:

  1. You made me carefully, wonderfully and marvelously! (Vs. 13-14)
  2. You knew me before I was born (Vs. 16)
  3. You are aware of every moment of my life (Vs. 16)
  4. Your thoughts towards me are loving and consistent (Vs. 17-18)
  5. You are always with me (Vs. 18)

*We cannot access our identity and purpose apart from Jesus Christ

Three areas of Purpose:

  1. To know and worship God – (Mat. 22:37, Ex. 20:2-3)
  2. To Glorify or display God – (Mat. 7:14-16)
  3. To serve God and man – (Rom.12:6-8)

1 Cor. 3:7-8 – NLT

*Success in God’s eyes always requires us to understand the “why” of what we do.

*We all have but one life; will you spend your life or invest your life?