Sunday, October 26, 2008

"Do I Matter?"

Living on purpose is the only way to really live. Everything else is just existing.
The three main questions most people have as they come to discover a purpose in their lives are: “Who am I?” which is about your identity” The second is “Do I matter?” which speaks to our need of feeling important. The last is “What is the place in my life?” This deals with our desire to make a difference or an impact with our lives.
Hopefully the light bulb has come on and you have had a few “ah-ha” moments on the journey. God is so willing to work with us and help us if we just cooperate. The fact is that it’s easy to get off course. This will take us doing our part to work at this, take action to develop some new habits and focus.
One of the ways we can better “internalize” our purpose is to develop a Life Purpose Statement. It’s a statement that summarizes God’s purpose for your life. It’s not a list of goals. It’s not a “to-do” list. As a matter of fact I have heard it said that sometimes it’s better to have a “not-to-do” list, but we’re not talking about that either.
Your Life Purpose Statement is a way, in your own words to write down and affirm a commitment to the five purposes in your life that you have been learning about over the last six weeks.
It’s a statement that points the direction of your life. It’s a statement that speaks to what you are going to do with your time, life and money, and it also addresses the areas of your life that you are not going to do certain things..where you may need to stop spending money, time, or resources.
It’s a statement that defines success for you. You write down what you believe is important, not what your friends, co-workers or the world thinks… it’s what you think. It clarifies your values. It clarifies your roles, and it is a statement that expresses your “shape.” It reflects the unique ways that God made you to serve him.
It’s easier to prepare a Life Purpose Statement if you answer the Five Greatest Questions:

What will be the center of my life?
What will be the character of my life?
What will be the contribution of my life?
What will be the communication of my life?
What will be the community of my life?

An example of a short life statement can be like this.
“My life purpose is to worship Christ with my heart, serve him with my shape, fellowship with his family, grow like him in character, and fulfill his mission in the world so he
receives glory."

Think on these things!
"Purpose Driven Life"

It All Starts with God


The purpose of your life is far greater than your own personal fulfillment, your peace of mind, or even your happiness. It’s far greater than your family, your career, or even yourwildest dreams and ambitions. If you want to know why you were placed on this planet, you must begin with God. You were born by his purpose and for his purpose.The search for the purpose of life has puzzled people for thousands of years.
Think on these things!

That’s because we typically begin at the wrong starting point—ourselves. We ask self-centered questions like,“What do I want to be? What should I do with my life? What are my goals, my ambitions, my dreams for my future?” But focusing on ourselves will never reveal our life’s purpose.
You must be "Purpose Driven"
Think on these things!

Friday, October 24, 2008

We Need a New Psychology

Suppose You could ask all the people in the world who are not hungry, sick, or poor, people who seem to have a lot to live for, to give you an honest answer to the question, "How are you?" Millions would say, "I'm miserable." If asked why, almost all of them would blame someone else for their misery-lovers, wives, husbands, exes, children, parent, teachers, students, or people they work with. There is hardly a person alive who hasn't been heard saying, "You driving me crazy....That really upset me....
Don't you have any consideration for how I feel?....You make me so mad, I can't see straight." It never crosses their minds that they are choosing the misery they are complaining about.
Choice Theory
Think on these thing!

What On Earth Am I here For?

With all the madness of foreign affairs, economic crisis, divorces, hurricanes, earthquakes, violence, medical issues, and oh boy! Another election for a President so that he/she could lead this confused, troubled, and turbulence Country. Have you ever wonder about your existence? Why were you born? What is your purpose? Where are you going after you die? We have many questions but they are not quite answered with great satisfaction. Do you ever ask yourself that something is missing, that nothing satisfy you. That everything is momentarily and then you wonder is this all there is to life? Oh well, just wanted to see if anyone in this planet called earth feels like I do.

Think on these things!